Sayed Kashua's Youngest Has an Ashkenazi Condition

I’m a little ashamed to admit it, but I felt that celiac, which I’d never even known existed, was a much more fitting illness for our family.

The older I get, the more I find that phrases and sayings I heard from adults when I was young − which seemed empty and meaningless at the time − are in fact solid truths. Lately, for example, I find myself declaring at least twice a day: “Health is all that matters.”