Stuck to my Fridge with Crazy Glue

Stuck to my Fridge with Crazy Glue

Translation: “And it seemed to me that the land that had I walked upon and the streets that I had passed through were nothing more than an entryway leading to this home.” SY Agnon

Years ago I received a wedding invitation with this quotation below, and I thought it was one of the most beautiful things I’d ever read, so I taped it to my fridge for a few years, until I put away one erev Pesach and never found it again…

B”H, this morning I received another invitation with this same quotation…this time I think I’m going to stick it to the fridge with crazy glue.

Why do I love this quotation so much? Because it reminds me of all the places I have wandered in my life…My assimilated Baltimore Jewish childhood and my 9 years at a Quaker school and my 3 years in Maine at a Congregationalist college and my travels to Russia and the Ukraine and Armenia and Indonesia…And this quotation reminds me that my half a lifetime as a wandering Jew was not spent in vain.

This whole labyrinth of a life was leading up to the pinnacle and point of it all: my life today as a religious wife and mother in this messy, crowded, hectic, and (don’t forget, Chana Jenny!) blessed home. B”H.


  1. Amazing, isn’t it?? No one else besides for us could ever understand you!

  2. Love it 🙂

  3. so profound, and can remind us that everything in our lives is for a good purpose, even when it doesn’t always seem that way. thanks for posting it!

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