At Myerhoff's funeral, a Hasidic rabbi with whom she had worked closely in her final Fairfax study explained that, "Barbara spent a lot of time with us at Passover. She watched us clean and change our dishes. Barbara, I asked her, why do you care about these things? The Seder I can understand, but why the cleaning? She answered because I see you clean with care that is how I understand you love God."
1. Quoted in Riv-Ellen Prell, "The Double Frame of Life History in the Work of Barbara Myerhoff," Interpreting Women's Lives: Feminist Theory and Personal Narratives, eds. The Personal Narratives Group, Joy Webster Barbre, et al (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989) 255.