Jewish Fathers in Just Six Words

Announcing the 12 Winners of Our Father's Day Contest

Hollywood Dad: Adam and Jackie Sandler hug children Sadie and Sunny.
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Hollywood Dad: Adam and Jackie Sandler hug children Sadie and Sunny.

By Larry Smith

Published June 14, 2013, issue of June 14, 2013.
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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


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