EPISODE SUMMARY Ruth Behar is a cultural anthropologist, poet, writer, teacher and public speaker. Her books, poems and lectures reflect the passion and compassion she brings to her quest to understand the depth of the human experience. She was born in Havana, Cuba, grew up in New York City and has lived in Spain and Mexico. She returns often to Cuba to build bridges around culture, literature, art and Jewish life. In this episode, Ruth talks about how an experience she had as a 10-year-old girl changed her life.