To Seymour Rexsite,
Charlotte Goldstein Chafran and Caraid O'Brien, each of whom I met
along the way.
And for Gloria, who has been here all the while.
I wish to offer
eternal gratitude to Martha Herbstman, David Goldman, Shane Baker
and Aaron Taub for
their stunning expertise in the Yiddish language, which has survived
against all obstacles and disasters.