A female rabbinical student working as a chaplain is called to support a Jewish family whose father has just died. When she enters the hospital room, she is greeted by a sea of long skirts and bearded Jewish men who certainly weren’t expecting a young woman to be with them during this time. Reluctantly, they accept her offer of help, but in a very limited way. As she leaves, the deceased man’s daughter follows her down the hall and asks to borrow her siddur. What transpires is profound and deeply moving.
Produced by The Braid/Jewish Women’s Theatre
True story, Drama