Character Study – Katya and Evron Abromovich

Published September 21, 2015 by rochellewisoff

“Evron, open up. It’s your baby brother.”  Itzak pounded his fist on a wooden door that looked like it might split in half at the slightest touch.

            While she waited between Gittel and Shayndel for someone to answer, Havah rubbed her sore neck. She had slept in the wagon most of the way to Kishinev in a most uncomfortable position.

            Finally the door swung open and a man who looked like Itzak, only taller, beckoned. His laughter even sounded like Itzak’s. “You we’ve been expecting, Little Brother. But we had no idea you’d be bringing all of Svechka with you.”

            Havah followed Gittel and Arel over the threshold into the small house. Although not much larger or better constructed than Tova’s shack it was warm and welcoming. Garlic and onion aromas made her stomach grumble.

            After the brothers embraced and exchanged back slaps, Evron pulled back and winked at Shayndel. “We haven’t seen your lovely wife since she was a little girl with yellow braids. And now look at her. She’s a rose in full bloom.”

            Evron’s wife Katya, a bony woman with buckteeth, slits for eyes and beak-like nose, hugged her blushing sister-in-law. “Never is a woman more beautiful than when she carries life inside.”

~~Taken from Please Say Kaddish for Me by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Published by Argus Publishing

Represented by Loiacono Literary Agency


Original Artwork © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Original Artwork © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

When Evron signed the marriage contract with Katya, Itzak Abromovich felt sorry for his brother who was forced to marry such a homely woman. But he never needed to waste his pity for Evron sees only Katya’s inner beauty and is deeply in love with her.

            Their tiny house is already full of children–two girls and two boys–and there hardly seems to be enough space for them, let alone five houseguests. Havah soon learns that Katya and Evron always have room for friends and family.

            When Gittel introduces Havah as an orphan Katya embraces Havah and says, “I don’t see any orphans. Do you? I see only mishpokha, family.”

            Havah finds love, hope and a safe haven in Katya and Evron’s humble Kishinev home.


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16 comments on “Character Study – Katya and Evron Abromovich

    • Dear Deborah,

      Katya’s the kind of mother and friend everyone wants to have. She the embodiment of an old song called “Yiddishe Momma”…one line in it is, “her jewels and her treasures, she found them in her babies’ smiles.”

      Thank you for dropping by.😀



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  • What a love and such a lovely couple. Reading in the beginning and her sketch popping in the middle of the post made me smile. She looks exactly like what you’ve described her to be as Rochelle. 🙂


    • Dear Norma,

      My hope is, that in posting these character studies, I won’t ruin anyone’s perception of the characters. The beauty of a book is being able to frame your own image of the characters in your mind.

      Thank you for reading and leaving such a nice comment.



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