David Cohen has written poetry, essays and letters. His experiences and understanding of his second-generation immigrant Jewish heritage, as well as his 33 years as a teacher in New York City elementary schools, provide the main context and lens through which he views the world.
By David Cohen
How An Immigrant Sephardic Family Made Its Home In New York
I was a first-born son in 1943 and, in the Sephardic tradition, was named David after my father’s living father. My middle name, however, came from my mother’s beloved sister Lee, whom I never met because, as Mom told me, she died young of a broken heart. Mom was second-youngest in a family that emigrated…
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ווי קען איך זיך נוקם זײַן אין דעם ייִנגל וואָס דערגייט מיר די יאָרן?How can I get back at that kid who keeps bullying me?
א נוקם ונוטר בין איך פֿון געבוירן אָן אָבער קיין לייבן־האַרץ פֿאַר די זאַכן האָב איך נישט.
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