Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A Centennial Seder
Marilyn's great-uncle Nathan Siegel
Several years ago, Marilyn Salasky Siegel of Norfolk, Virginia, was reading a book about Norfolk's Jewish community and recognized one of the photos in the book as members of her family. The photo was of a Passover seder in 1911. This year, Marilyn and about 50 members of her family commemorated the centennial of that photo by having a special seder in a Norfolk Caribbean restaurant that is housed in a former Orthodox synagogue. You can read the article about Marilyn and the photo online.
My thanks to Ava Cohn for posting information about this article.