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Don’t Call Chuck Schumer ‘Zayde’: He Wants To Be ‘Grandpa’ To New Grandson

Following the birth of his fist grandchild, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer told Jewish Insider that he sees himself as more of a “grandpa” than a “zayde,” which is Yiddish for “grandfather.”

“In the Old Country, they would have called me ‘zayde,’ but here I want to be called ‘grandpa,’” the Democratic Senate minority leader said.

His eldest daughter, Jessica, and her husband, Michael Shapiro, recently welcomed Noah Melvin Schumer-Shapiro into the world.

Baby Noah’s middle name comes from his great-grandfather, Melvin Weinshall, who was a New York City cab driver.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at fisher@forward.com, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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