Second, Jewish law and ethics forbid both euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Third, and perhaps most important, because of their history in Russia of being a hated and persecuted minority, this community’s mindset was to keep a low profile whenever possible. Their philosophy was to do nothing to bring on negative criticism or trouble.
In her entire life, the mother went back to Cheyenne only once.
It also seems likely that grandma became quite depressed, and she clearly had difficulties relating to her own daughter, the writer's mother.
Truly a spellbinding story.