Judy Batalion

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Tablet My First Yizkor 11 Jun
The author describes their journey through grief after their mother's death, reflecting on their relationship with her and their struggle to write following ...
11 Jun
Tablet My First Yizkor 19 Apr
The author reflects on her experience attending her first Yizkor service in 1982 as a child and her more recent attendance following her mother's death in 20...
19 Apr
Tablet The Fighting Women of the Warsaw Ghetto 6 Apr 2021
During the Holocaust, a group of young Jewish women formed the Jewish Fighting Organization (ZOB) in the Warsaw ghetto. Despite having few resources and no m...
6 Apr 2021
Tablet Call It Sleepless 20 Feb 2018
The text delves into a mother's journey with her sleepless daughter, Zelda, and the challenges they faced with sleep studies, parenting approaches, and strug...
20 Feb 2018
Tablet The Helicopter Shrink 10 May 2017
The author describes her experience entering a therapist's office filled with clutter and how it triggers her memories of her mother's hoarding tendencies. S...
10 May 2017
Tablet The Festival of Cleaning 20 Apr 2016
The author reflects on their childhood experiences of Passover cleaning in a hoarding household, where the holiday offered a welcome break from domestic chao...
20 Apr 2016
Tablet Bubbe vs. Bubbe 5 Jan 2016
The text explores the contrast between two grandmothers, Zelda and Gwendolyn, highlighting the author's deep connection to Zelda, who raised her and shaped h...
5 Jan 2016
Tablet My Husband Wanted to Break the Fast Early and I Didn’t 1 Oct 2014
The author reflects on a personal dilemma when her husband wanted to break the Yom Kippur fast early to accommodate his migraine, while she preferred to wait...
1 Oct 2014