Stuck in emergency mode

10.12.2011                      14.Kislev. 5772                       Wajischlach

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Stuck in emergency mode

Eight months after the murder of actor-director Juliano Mer-Khamis, his widow Jenny Nyman is grappling alone with raising their children – including infant twins – and adamant that they 'grow up experiencing him through the people who knew him'.

This past June, Jenny Nyman, 33, was lying in a hospital in Haifa, waiting for a caesarean section to deliver her twins. There was no real medical reason for the surgery, but two months after the murder of her husband, actor and director Juliano Mer-Khamis – and with a year-old baby at home – the Finnish-born Nyman felt she would not be able to stand the torment of childbirth.
"I couldn't do it. That was the worst period yet, the couple of weeks before," she explains, in a conversation conducted in English, as she pushes strands of light-colored hair from her face. "I was so heavy, so tired because of everything – but also purely because of the weight I was carrying. It was emotional torture, just the thought that I would have to go there. Of course, if Jul were there, I would go for a natural birth, and wouldn't even think of doing a caesarian, only in an emergency. But in this situation I knew immediately, no way, I'm not going through that … especially not with two."…