Posted in Stories from the Nursing Home

A Woman’s Bathroom

Story from a 90 year old woman, she was born in Germany,spent most of her life in Chicago, and then moved to Israel.

When she was in Chicago she worked in car parts sales. She was the only woman there, and for 7-8 years there was no bathroom for her to use. The men just went behind the building, and she would walk across the street to the gas station. She even had a sweater for the winter, just for this purpose.

Well, one day they had a surprise for her. They brought her to a room, and she opened the door (well tried to), and there was a toilet in the building. The only problem was that the door couldn’t open all the way, and there wasn’t really any space to enter into the room. When she told the men this, they didn’t really understand what the problem was, they told her “you can just stand next to the wall.”



I am prone to overthinking and not to sharing. I decided to start writing and see what happens. So here are some stories and life situations (sometimes words of Torah) of a 30 something single woman, who happens to be a rabbi (received ordination in 2017- so there are posts of what that experience was like), will be working as a chaplain (and worked for years with older adults), is regularly asked what city she is located in (started the blog while living in Israel, found herself working in Australia, and will be in New York for at least a year), and is just trying to figure out her place in the world.

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