Sitting Shiva with the Synagogue Ladies

by Rebecca Linz I was at a Weight Watchers meeting the first time I ever heard someone use the expression “sitting shiva.” A middle-aged Jewish woman announced with a loud voice and a strong Long Island accent that it had been a hard week for her weight loss efforts: “I was so bad.  We were sittin’ shiva for my dear aunt Shoshanna and let me … Continue reading Sitting Shiva with the Synagogue Ladies