Carmella is a girl with a calendar. She ticks off the days. She just came and asked me, "What is Yom Kippur?"
Jewish day of atonement, I tell her.
Blank look ensues.
I tell her Jews observe the day by not eating for 25 hours and spend the day in prayer.
Are we Jewish? She asks, brown eyes like a dinner plate.
No, I tell her. We are not Jewish.
Oh thank you Jesus, she says.