1. A member of a group of people who have no fixed home and move according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land.
2. A person with no fixed residence who roams about; a wanderer.
One of my son’s favorite questions on our short ride to school in the morning is “Ima what am I” and it goes like this:
Son: Ima, am I German?
Me: Yes, Abba’s mother (paternal grandmother) is German, she came to Israel when she was a little girl.
Son: Am I Ukrainian?
Me: Yes, my Saba (mother’s grandfather) came from Ukraine to Argentina.
Son: Am I Argentinean?
Me: Yes, I was born in Argentina and moved to Israel when I was 7 years old.
Son: Am I an Israeli?
Me: Yes, Abba was born in Israel.
And by the time I pull up by the drop off lane we wandered through Europe, America (north and south) and Asia. I tell him the story of our ancestors and I can see through the rear-view mirror how he fills with pride as yet another country is added to his heritage. Continue reading