Re: it happened Hannukah

From: Barbara Meagher <>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 10:25:00 -0500
To: "Shlomo Katz" <>, <>, <>

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<FONT color=#000080 size=4>If I have offended you, it was certainly not my
intention.I am not quite sure of the esoteric meaning of your words;kindly

Barbara ZYHA KUCZMYK Meagher<A
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Ontario, CANADAwith roots in LUCAVITA,BUKOVINA
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  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message -----
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  <A href="">Shlomo Katz</A>

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  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Friday, December 19, 2003 9:44
  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> Re: it happened Hannukah
  Traditional Jewish kindness and hospitality is NOT a Christmas
  story. How sad!? "Barbara Meagher" &lt;<A
  href=""></A> 12/19/03 08:59AM
  What a lovely and heartwarming story..............a wonderful
  and very fitting tribute to your father, and to you also for recalling and
  retelling it. Could very well have been a Christmas
  href=""></A> Toronto,
  Ontario, CANADAwith roots in LUCAVITA,BUKOVINA
  OBERTYN,GALICIA----- Original Message ----- From:
  Lucca Ginsburg To: czernowitz czernowitz Sent: Friday,
  December 19, 2003 8:42 AM Subject: it happened
  Hannukah On the second day of Hannukah in 1959 my father saw
  an elderly man sitting alone on a bench in front of the Haifa
  Municipality. He looked familiar, so my father approached and after
  a better look at him, he asked: -"Aren't you Mr. Meshulam Friedmann
  of the Friedmann Vegetarian Restaurant in tbe Russischen Gasse in
  Czernowitz? -"Yes, I am!" said the man. -"So why are you
  sitting here outside in the cold?" Mr. Friedmann told my father
  that he lived with his son and daughter-in-law who had a small boy in a very
  small apartment. It often got very crowded. Truth was that his
  daughter-in-law was not delighted about his constant presence, and there
  were often arguments between the couple. Mr. Friedmann told my father that he
  tries his best to be out of the house as much as possible. Do
  you remember the Friedmann Restaurant? Do you remember the vegetable soups,
  the pirogen, the Totsch, the luscious cakes? This restaurant was a
  landmark in all of the Bucovina. Anyway, my father invited Mr.
  Friedmann to come along to our house for lunch, which he did. In the course of
  further talk, Mr. F. said he would like some other living quarters, and it so
  happened that a single man rented out a room of his flat in our
  house. Mr. Friedmann moved in the same day. He became
  a member of our family. We celebrated all holidays together, and I...have a
  recipe book of some very luscious cakes which were offered at the Friedmann
  restaurant. Of course he himself never worked in the kitchen, but he still
  remembered how certain cakes were made. I also have many photos of him, he was
  such a pleasant looking man. In fact he had one son, Salo Friedmann
  living in New York, married to a cousin of my mother's, and he had another son
  living with his wife in Nazareth. Sometimes...own children are not
  the answer. He adopted our family, or rather we adopted him until the day he
  got very ill and passed away. I wish you all a Very Happy and
  Carefree Hannukah!
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