Honor thy mother!

(After Kiddushin 31a-b)

By HAIM WATZMAN
December 13, 2017 17:07
Illustration by Avi Katz

Illustration by Avi Katz. (photo credit: AVI KATZ)

 “BARUCH! CHEER up! You look like your mother just died!” The shouter of this greeting is Tzefanya, my new locker neighbor at the Jerusalem YMCA Sports Center, which I just joined, after the Jerusalem Pool closed.

So I’m actually his new locker neighbor. Actually, we’re both new, because while Tzefanya has swum and worked out at the Y for, he claims, at least 50 years, it was at the old facility, which has just been replaced by this spanking new one.

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