by Susan Gelfman

So, Baby Schultz, What Will You Call Me?

Thank goodness you haven’t arrived yet so I can still figure it out. You’ve got four choices: Grandma, Nana, Bubbe (Yiddish for grandmother) or Savta (Hebrew for grandmother). Am I making this too complicated? Impossible! Whatever you may be — boy or girl — you will be a chacham, a wise person, a genius!

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Naming the Matriarchy

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My Hyphen

by Anna Schnur-Fishman