Tuesday, June 27, 2006

my father

just discovered his parents' ketubah (Jewish marriage contract) while cleaning out the apartment and learned the following things:

1) his parents never actually signed their ketubah, thus making my father and aunt bastards (as my mother pronounced with glee)

2) my paternal grandfather, after whom I am named, had a middle initial, J. My father has always believed that the "J" stood for "Jaeger", my grandmother's maiden name. In reality, it stood for "Joseph", my grandfather's middle name.


The Cohens, a bunch of meticulous archivists are we.


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