Can You Guess What Justice Ginsburg’s Grandkids Call Her?
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Can You Guess What Justice Ginsburg’s Grandkids Call Her?

Yes, she was a bit tipsy at the SOTU, but that’s not all.

Hannah Dreyfus is a staff writer at the New York Jewish Week. She covers abuses of power in non-profit and religious settings. She heads up the Investigative Journalism Fund, an initiative to fill a gap in investigative and enterprise reporting. Reach her at hannah@jewishweek.org

In a panel discussion at George Washington University this week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted that she wasn’t completely sober during the State of the Union address.

“We sit there, stone-faced, the sober judges, but we’re not — at least I wasn’t — one hundred percent sober, because before we went to the State of the Union we had dinner together, and I vowed this year, ‘Just sparkling water, stay away from the wine!’ But in the end, the dinner was so delicious it needed wine to accompany it,” she said.

But that was only her first admission. The second one is that her grandchildren call her “Bubbe.”

“I got a call when I came home from one of my granddaughters and she said, ‘Bubbe, you were sleeping at the State of the Union!’” said Justice Ginsburg.

Just one more reason to love her.

hannah@jewishweek.org

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