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March 20, 2011
They hold court twice a week – Mondays and Thursdays; unfortunately, there is a lot of demand for it, the rabbi said. We showed up at 9:15am at the synagogue on a rainy day, as the rabbi opened the door.

He was an old bent man, with a long white beard, with a little dread in it. We had our marriage contract with us, and he looked at it and remarked, ‘maybe we can reconcile you two today.’ H and I exchanged glances. It was very painful to hear that misplaced sentence after all this time, after everything.