Who Are Our Jewish Fathers?

Image: Ozgur Poyrazoglu

In a blog post last week Gabrielle Orcha asked , “What about the Jewish father? … Who is he really?”

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, we wanted to start a dialogue about the Jewish fathers, or fathers (who may or may not be Jewish) of Jewish daughters. We put out a call for Jewish daughters to tell us about their fathers. We’d also like to thank the folks at Kveller.com , who took up the call and helped collect these stories.

As you will see from the stories below, we learned that our fathers are Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and non-religious. However, one thing stands out in our stories: Fathers are involved and invested in the lives of their Jewish daughters as teachers, advocates, entertainers, and role models. Considering the legacy of Jewish women – their accomplishments and contributions recognized on jwa.org – we think they’re doing a pretty good job.

Read the rest of the post at Jewesses with Attitude .

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