Anita Tamari is a member of Hod ve-Hadar in Kfar Saba, Israel. She learned to read Torah and haftarah in the summer of 1996, in preparation for her 50th birthday. The lessons with Susie were a joyous combination of trope, talk, tea, and toast. However, Susie never showed up for the final rehearsal – this was the Saturday that Tamar was injured in a hit-and-run accident, and our small Havdalah ceremony in the hospital marked the end of her life and the beginning of a new and darker one for Susie and family.
Anita is an editor and translator, lives in Kfar Saba, and does not like to have her picture taken – much less published.