Woman of Valor
Thanks to Mother, all four of us survived the war. She hid David when he escaped. She rescued Father from certain death. She encouraged me to keep on living. And she organized what became the hiding place for all four of us. During the last weeks of the siege, we all ended up in the lumberyard, her choice of a safe place proving to have been the best one. If the expression Eshet Chayil, meaning “woman of valor,” should be applied to anyone, my mother deserves it many times over.