For multiple generations now, adolescent girls have sought the guidance of author Judy Blume in navigating the world of becoming a teenager.
There was a time when every seemingly every bat mitzvah speech began with “Are You There God, It’s Me (Fill in your name)?”
This month, Moment speaks with the author about her accomplishments and her Judaism.
Pronounced: baht MITZ-vuh, also bahs MITZ-vuh and baht meetz-VAH, Origin: Hebrew, Jewish rite of passage for a girl, observed at age 12 or 13.
Pronounced: MITZ-vuh or meetz-VAH, Origin: Hebrew, commandment, also used to mean good deed.