United Hebrew Blog

May 27 “You Took Her in When No One Else Would”

On April 10, when many families were planning holiday celebrations for Easter and Passover, Jaya Kusumalayam was searching for a hospital that would admit her mother, Mary Thomas, whom she suspected had COVID-19. Kusumalayam had left her home  — and husband and her four children — in Suffern, to care for Thomas, who lived in Congers with Jaya’s sister and brother, who had both tested positive for the virus. When Thomas developed symptoms, Kusumalayam went to Home Depot. She bought gloves,...

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