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  • n. Plural form of bubbe.


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  • But we are a culture of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" and Jewish bubbes who probably manufactured the term "mama's boys."

    Wendy Sachs: Chinese Moms Vs. Jewish Moms: Who Is Mother Superior?

  • This is, after all, the story that nourished their bubbes and zaides going back many centuries.

    David Suissa: A Seder For Broken Jews

  • Greene walked in and received kisses on the cheek from the bubbes in the room.

    Jeff Greene touts business savvy, outsider status in run for U.S. Senate seat

  • If I wore this, the bubbes would all take me aside to give me fashion advice.

    Regretsy – Your Butterfly is Open

  • The top cornbread crust is browned and beautiful, and the juicy filling bubbes up the sides of the pan when it comes out of the oven.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Well, maybe it's because I've seen the people I respected the most, all of the bubbes and zaidies who put up with bigotry, racism, religious zealotry and Nazis abandon the basic tenets of what it means to be a Jew.

    Howie Greene: Dear Bubbe and Zaidy

  • Each time I started to feel sorry for myself, I staunched the emotion with images of all those bubbes, like my round-chested Russian grandmas, who grated everything by hand.

    Why Latkes?

  • I have walked this stretch of Fairfax maybe five million times, so I quickly learned what it's about: guys decked out in skinny black jeans, pale gaunt scowls, and spikey dyed hair share the sidewalk with headkerchiefed bubbes picking up their Sabbath rugelach from Diamond Bakery.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Two matriarchs, they are my bubbes—the Yiddish term for grandmother, pronounced with the vowel sound in bubbles, BUBEES.

    Tessie and Pearlie

  • Lucky for me, my bubbes were still around to tell their tales.

    Tessie and Pearlie


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