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June 6, 2019 by

Moments My Bubbe Would Hate, Part 3: I Never Wanted Kids

In the third part of this comic strip series about my grandmother, my mom and I wrestle with the consequences of Bubbe’s parenting on our relationship (see part I and II here.)

Bubbe Series 3 p.1 (updated)

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May 9, 2019 by

Moments My Bubbe Would Hate, Part 2: Put on Some Pants!

 ”Beauty is pain, Rebecca.”

In early 2016, my maternal grandmother, Esther, passed away in her 100th year. Her grandchildren called her “Bubbe,” Yiddish for grandmother. She was a force in life- matriarch of our family, a proud rebbetzin and social worker—and remains a force in death. During significant life moments or times of transition, I often conjure her memory. I think about how she’d vocally disagree with most of my decisions and the pleasure she’d get from explaining why I’m wrong. I know she was proud of me and truly believed that, if only I listened to her, my life would be significantly better.

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