We are so worried about our families and friends and all who are suffering during these very dark days. As we pray for the State of Israel, and all the innocent people caught in the terror, I think of my maternal grandmother, Bubba Sheindel – Sarah Ainbinder Singerman – whom I used to visit in Peabody, Massachusetts until her death in 1977. Bubba Sheindel, an observant Jew, sat with her prayer book throughout the day when she wasn’t cooking or cleaning or shopping or tending to her grandchildren. She and Zaida raised their six children adhering to the laws of Abraham. She was strong-minded but kind. Several of her grandchildren married out of our faith and although she wasn’t happy about it, she learned to love and accept what she couldn’t change. Imagine that.