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Bracha Stein

From: Fraidy Brickman To: Malky Dunner Subject: The shadchan says, “This time it will be different.”

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Actually, the shadchan says, “Hmm… anything happening here?” And so I’m checking back in with The Girl to find out if your older brothers have finished their exhaustive fact-checking of The Boy’s habits, hobbies, and habeas corpus. I’m not suggesting that Yanky Stern has ever been or will ever be arrested, of course. But that’s what brothers are for. Sounds like the Sterns are very close to giving that elusive “yes,” which means that they’ll expect your family to get back to them before they’ve finished disconnecting the call. Let me know if your brothers need any additional chavrusa names, reference numbers, or GPS coordinates. I had quite the conversation with your future mother-in-law. She wanted to know if you are a — and I quote — “passionate, growth-oriented, spiritual individual” — adding that her son “wears his heart on his sleeve.” Now. This was a hard question for me to answer, since if I’d been asked to describe you, I’d have said something like, “Well, Malky is not a passionate, growth-oriented, spiritual individual, and doesn’t wear her heart on her sleeve, but…” Don’t worry! That’s not what I told her. 

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