Battling Ghosts at Ninety-Two

in European Judaism
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Mike LipstockIndependent scholar

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After so many years you would think that my mother’s demons would have been put to rest. But at ninety two she lay in a hospital bed pleading a case to her own supreme being. No, not God, she never called on Him. She went directly to the source of all her troubles. The Malahamuvis, the Angel of Death, and the Konahorra, the Evil Eye! I held her frail hand and listened as she switched languages in an effort to communicate with her archenemies.

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