HaLapid Spring 2001

Buscando Mi Propio Verdad

Buscando Mi Propio Verdad

(Seeking My Own Truth) “Who are you?” The nun’s habit was a course, black swirl of fabric with a unique scent all the old-time nuns shared, her face framed by the stiffest wimple imaginable. I took a nanosecond to wonder how her Mama starched it so stiff before dutifully answering, “I am a child of […]

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My Ancestors, the Gabays of Portugal

My Ancestors, the Gabays of Portugal

A lot of fiction is based on fact. That is certainly true for the story “Leaving Faro” in my book of short stories, Villa Fair. My family, the Gabays, have always known that though we were Jamaican, our father’s ancestors were Portuguese Jews. Ever since a young age, I have been seeking, and in some […]

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Confessions of a Marrano

Confessions of a Marrano

“Are you a Gentile or are you Jewish?” In elementary school I was asked this question in the hallway by Ed Lerner. He was a small, blonde boy and I shared a desk with him. When Ed asked me this question, everyone from our class gathered around to hear my answer. I wasn’t raised as […]

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Buscando Mi Proprio Verdad

Buscando Mi Proprio Verdad

(Seeking My Own Truth) “Who are you?” The nun’s habit was a course, black swirl of fabric with a unique scent all the old-time nuns shared, her face framed by the stiffest wimple imaginable. I took a nanosecond to wonder how her Mama starched it so stiff before dutifully answering, “I am a child of […]

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