2. Reyna Grande, crossed the border with her father and siblings at the age of ten. Initially her father was hesitant to take her due to her age and her ability to handle such a difficult and dangerous trek. Crossing the border was such a difficult task that it took the Grande family multiple tries before they were successful. Du...
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...ecular culture was like coming to a new country. Though I have heard the stories before and knew a majority of the answers to my questions I did find out some things I was not aware of. One of the major things I didn’t know before was that my mother had mostly spoken Yiddish in her childhood and coming back to secular culture a major challenge of that was overcoming a limited knowledge of the English language. And although she did come back to secular culture knowing a fair amount of English due to the extreme censorship in Hasidim there was a large amount of words and concept she had never heard of before things like dinosaurs and science were completely foreign to her. I sat with my mother for well over and hour and we talked about these sort of things. In conclusion I came to terms with my own culture and feelings of disconnect with my Jewish heritage and origins.
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