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Actor, scrap man, embellisher of of stories.
— Ilene Stein, 64, Riverside, Calif., about Max M. Fields
Shun vampires — they are not Jewish.
— Hal Sirowitz, 64, poet, Philadelphia, about Milton Sirowitz
Never, ever wear pants after 4:30 p.m.
— Gerard Choucroun, 41, Corte Madera, Calif., about Richard Choucroun
He lives generously. That’s my inheritance.
— Paula Chaiken, 42, Kingston, Pa., about Gene Chaiken
Dad’s matzo balls? Hard. Heart? Soft.
— Cheryl Levine, 48, Yellow Springs, Ohio, about Barry Levine
Please Rabbi! Phillies need your blessing!
— Ira Blum, 25, Cambridge, Mass., about Rabbi Barry Blum
Dad, homework done, healthy. Don’t worry!
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz, 46, congresswoman, Weston, Fla., about Larry Wasserman
Love, f–k up, love some more.
— Etgar Keret, 45, author, Tel Aviv, son of Efraim Keret, father of Lev, about fathers in general
Always making puns, always causing groans.
— Julie Grossman, 26, North Bethesda, Md., about Garry Grossman
Sense of humor, debt-free educations.
— Alexandra Schmidt, 44, Niskayuna, N.Y. about John Lutch
Eating ice cream in underwear. 5 a.m.
— Rich Cohen, 45, author of “Israel is Real,” Ridgefield, Conn., about Herb Cohen
Captivated by Alharizi, Job and Frost.
— Jonathan Reichert, 81, physics professor and businessman, Buffalo, N.Y. about Victor Reichert, close friend and mentor to Robert Frost
Zayde shined my shoes and heart.
— Donna Erbs, 52, Portland, Ore., about Max Joffee
Waiter, I ordered the kosher lobster.
— Shira Kaiserman, 28, New York, about Ronald Kaiserman
Clean linen handkerchiefs comfort me still.
— Roberta Rosenberg, 58, Clarksville, Md., about Harry Rosenberg
Brimming bookshelves — bent, leant and shmoozed.
— Wayne Firestone, 49, president of the Genesis Prize Foundation, Rockville, Md., about Bruce Firestone
Mel Brooks movie marathon: perfect Shabbos.
— Casey Stein, 25, New York, about Alan Stein
Dude dug prunes, melbas and mama.
— Henry Greenspan, 65, Ann Arbor, Mich., about Albert Lewis Greenspan
Theirs — writer, scholar, lecturer. Mine — Aba.
— Rena Potok, 51, English professor and writer, Philadelphia, about author Chaim Potok