In order to experience the specific kind of comfort from this grandmother, one must understand the intense, diverse and significant layers of Jewish tradition. The meaning of “Old Jewish Woman” resides in generations of Jewish women, committed to their way of life and their roots. An encapsulation of history and tradition, this piece is an ode to the passing of time and the collection of memories. The subject of “Old Jewish Woman” is fragile and often dependent, but serves as the rock of the family. Every culture has such women of character: calm, reliable, and supportive.