My Jewish Grandparents

These are #MyJewishGrandparents. This photo was taken on the Lower East Side of New York. My beautiful grandmother Miriam was born in the Old City of Jerusalem on December 10, 1920. She was given the name Miriam at the historic Hurvah synagogue in the Jewish Quarter.

Miriam’s mother was born in Jerusalem as was her grandmother, great-grandmother and so on. My grandmother Miriam was 7th generation Yerushalmi/Jerusalem born – her family having returned to our homeland in the 1800s.

My great-grandparents moved the family to New York City when my grandmother was 4 years old since at that time life for Jews in Jerusalem had become increasingly dangerous.

I’m so proud of this branch on my family tree. It is often that I think of my grandmother Miriam, my bubi, when posting on Humans of Judaism and sharing facts about Jewish history in Israel, at a time others are trying to deny it. 

 – Nikki