bringing bubbe home a memoir of letting go through love and death

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Bringing Bubbe Home

Author : Debra Gordon Zaslow
ISBN : 1940468027
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Debra Zaslow was humming along on baby-boomer autopilot, immersed in her life as a professional storyteller, wife of a Rabbi, and mother of two teenagers when she felt compelled to bring her 103-year-old grandmother, Bubbe, who was dying alone in a nursing facility, home to live and die with her family. Zaslow had no idea if she would have the emotional stamina to midwife Bubbe to the other side. Bringing Bubbe Home is the story of their time together in Bubbe's last months, mingled with scenes from the past that reveal how her grandmother's stories of abuse, tenacity, and survival have played out through the generations of women in the family. Debra watches her expectations of a perfect death dissolve in the midst of queen-size diapers, hormonal teenagers and volatile caregivers, while the two women sit soul-to-soul in the place between life and death. As she holds her grandmother'sgnarled hand and traces the lines of her face, Debra sees her own search for mothering reflected in her grandmother's eyes. When Bubbe finally dies, something in Debra is born: the possibility to move into the future without the chains of the past.

Miriam S Kitchen

Author : Elizabeth Ehrlich
ISBN : 9781101119167
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Like many Jewish Americans, Elizabeth Ehrlich was ambivalent about her background. She identified with Jewish cultural attitudes, but not with the institutions; she had fond memories of her Jewish grandmothers, but she found their religious practices irrelevant to her life. It wasn?t until she entered the kitchen--and world--of her mother-in-law, Miriam, a Holocaust survivor, that Ehrlich began to understand the importance of preserving the traditions of the past. As Ehrlich looks on, Miriam methodically and lovingly prepares countless kosher meals while relating the often painful stories of her life in Poland and her immigration to America. These stories trigger a kind of religious awakening in Ehrlich, who--as she moves tentatively toward reclaiming the heritage she rejected as a young woman--gains a new appreciation of life?s possibilities, choices, and limitations.

Mourning Child Grief Support Group Curriculum

Author : Linda Lehmann
ISBN : 9781317756743
Genre : Psychology
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Contains lesson plans for 10 sessions that include age-appropriate activities. These fun and engaging activities enable young children to approach highly sensitive and painful topics.

Memoirs Of A Jewish Vampire

Author : Russell Andresen
ISBN : 9781681816654
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Imagine being an immortal and knowing that you had to share your 6,000-year existence with your mother and grandmother. Imagine if you were forced to watch the follies of humanity while causing problems of your own with famous figures from history. Welcome to the world of Isidore Glassman, Izzy to his friends, in this politically incorrect romp through history, as seen from the perspective of a Jewish vampire. Yes, a Jewish vampire. Sometimes intellectual, often irreverent, and constantly hilarious, this story will make you rethink the way you look at vampires. Memoirs of a Jewish Vampire: 6,000 Years of Kvetching projects a full-frontal assault on political correctness. Meet Izzy’s best friends, Jerry and Shlomo, his mother who is frequently drunk and always embarrassing, and his beloved grandmother, Bubbe.

Praying For Rain

Author : Nancie Carmichael
ISBN : 9781418556419
Genre : Religion
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"Every day I search in my memory for a Scripture that will help me get through the day. I feel as though I'm at the bottom of a well, screaming 'Help!' to the top." Following the death of her father, the adoption of a child with emotional and behavioral challenges, and the start of her own physical deterioration, depression had a paralyzing grip on Nancie Carmichael. The wife and business partner of a busy publisher, mother of five children, and a leader in her church, Nancie had gone from being a healthy, confident woman to becoming physically and emotionally ill. But in the midst of this emptiness, she heard the gentle voice of the Father whisper, Just let go. By learning to hear His voice -- and through stress management, counseling, and healthier living -- Nancie emerged from the desperation with invaluable wisdom that she shares here. Sometimes the things that make our lives full are what threaten to crush us. In Praying for Rain, readers will learn to take an honest look at personal losses, incorporate the principles of balance into their lives, and hear His voice in the wilderness.

The Home Book Of Quotations Classical And Modern

Author : Burton Egbert Stevenson
ISBN : UOM:39015022208253
Genre : Quotations
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Spencers Leicester Almanack And Diary

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ISBN : BL:A0021972254
Genre : Almanacs, English
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Creative Forecasting

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ISBN : PSU:000030925816
Genre : Retirement communities
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Life At Drtom S Mostly Humorous Anecdotes By A Mostly Retired Cornell Professor

Author : Thomas A. Gavin
ISBN : 9781456602109
Genre : Humor
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"Life at DrTom's" is a diverse collection of easy-to-digest anecdotes about human behavior, wildlife, children, wives, and more from the perspective of a retired Ivy League professor. DrTom taught classes in biology and conservation at Cornell University for almost 30 years, and he conducted research on birds and mammals in the U.S. and abroad. But he has found that observing humans and describing the human condition are as interesting as the study of wild animals. DrTom writes with a somewhat cynical view about his own species in a way that will make you say "hey, I never thought of that." Spanning six decades, DrTom describes the colorful experiences that vary from studying squirrels on a cattle ranch in Idaho, living in the rainforest of Costa Rica, attending a geisha-like party in Korea, playing tennis for Ohio State, to smoking a cigar while sipping a scotch in the forest surrounding his New York home. These moments have sharpened his power of observation and informed his impression of what makes human behavior so curious. But this life-long exploration of what makes life interesting has generated the tangible he celebrates the most--the memory of these rich encounters. Readers will have no difficulty relating to DrTom's observations and conclusions about the experiences he shares. You will see yourself in many of the uncanny situations in which he has found himself as a father, grandfather, husband, teacher, and retired baby-boomer. Regardless of your age, gender, or educational background, the prose will make you laugh, or pause, or think more deeply about what you see around you.

The Winter Lodge

Author : Susan Wiggs
ISBN : 9781552548431
Genre : Fiction
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On the longest night of the year, Jenny Majesky loses everything in a devastating house fire. But among the ashes she finds an unusual treasure hidden amid her grandfather's belongings, one that starts her on a search for the truth, and on a path toward a life that she never imagined. The Winter Lodge, a remote cabin owned by her half sister on the shores of Willow Lake, becomes a safe refuge for Jenny, where she and local police chief Rourke McKnight try to sort out the mysteries revealed by the fire. But when a blizzard traps them together, Jenny, accustomed to the safe predictability of running the family bakery, suddenly doesn't feel so secure. For even as Rourke shelters her from the storm outside, she knows her heart is at risk. Now, following her dreams might mean walking away from her one chance at love.

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