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Ruchama Schnaidman

“Suri had twins!” Penina said. “Twins?” I shrieked. “What? Oh my! No way! That is so exciting! I can’t believe it! Boys or girls? Or a boy and a girl?” I kept jabbering and jabbering until I realized that Penina wasn’t talking.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

“Your whole family must be jumping for joy,” I said. “Yeah,” Penina said, but her voice sounded a little flat. My heart did a little flip-flop. “Penina,” I asked, “is everything okay with the babies?” “BaruchHashem!” Penina said, and for the first time she sounded really happy. “They’re both completely healthy and everything is fine. My mother’s so excited, she’s practically floating.” I laughed, imagining Penina’s prim mother floating. Then Penina said, “She had two boys, by the way,” and her voice dropped again. 

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