He was a bialy-eater. 

Bialys are a relative 

of the bagel,tasty


(I learned to bake them.)
His Jewish ancestors 

came from the part of Poland

where pogroms

 and Nazis


his people

but never managed to kill

the spirit. 
Spirit and strength

my husband had

in abundance. 
His electric-fast wit


many difficult times. 

His astonishing 


and generous listening

combined with



made him a gifted

healer: a doctor who saved 

and restored 

many lives. 
He loved life

with an intensity that

few people live, ever–

and he did

even during years with

advanced cancer. 
Some of our best time

was drinking coffee

eating bialys 

with lox and cheese

looking out the windows–


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