Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Always An Olivia

The telling of a Jewish odyssey.

Hat Tip: Yiddishe Mamme


  1. What a fascinating story, Fay! Thank you for sharing it.

  2. I echo what Lyana said. What a beautiful moving story.

    Carolivia says in the article:

    She didn’t forget her father Asher, and named her son after him. In English he was known as Oscar
    Those are my dad's names, both in English and Hebrew. It's not so unusual because English names are usually chosen for their similarity to the Hebrew name, but even so, it's an interesting coincidence.

  3. I think my granddaughter would really enjoy this book Fay, and me too! Great find! :)

  4. What a wonderful and unlikely story. It is very moving and amazing that Carolivia was so convinced of her Jewishness even as a young girl. And that her great-grandmother managed to carry on enough traditions that she could trace her heritage.

    I can't believe her book (and self-admittedly, herself!) are banned from oh-so-liberal-and-tolerant New York because she wrote a childrens book about nappy hair. Sheesh.

    Anyway, very cool story, Fay, thanks for posting about her.