My Grandparents

These are my grandparents.

These are my grandparents. This photo was taken on the Lower East Side of New York. My grandmother Miriam was born in the old city of Jerusalem on December 10, 1920. Her mother was born in Jerusalem as was her grandmother, great grandmother and so on. My grandmother Miriam was 7th generation Jerusalem born/Yerushalmi – her family having returned to our homeland in the 1800’s. My great grandparents moved the family to New York when my grandmother was 4 years old since, at that time, life for Jews in Jerusalem had become increasingly dangerous. I am so proud of this branch on my family tree. This is my family history and I won’t allow anyone to try and erase it.