Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Tag: Dad

View the most popular tags overall?

  • Dads revolutionize the diaper bag

    2 weeks ago

    “What’s in your pants?”

    That’s the motto of Freedom Pants, the first pair of pants designed to replace a diaper bag. And on Nov. 14, James Kadonoff, founder and CEO of Man vs Baby (a media platform catering specifically to dads), asked Daymond John, a judge from the ABC...

  • What I want for Father’s Day

    June 12, 2013 | 5:22 pm

    If you’ve never had a tooth extracted, I can assure you that it is everything you’d imagine and more, especially since I opted out of the general anesthesia that would’ve rendered me unconscious during the procedure. Turns out, I didn’t need it. You can imagine the surprise of the...

  • My resilient father and the German engineer

    June 12, 2013 | 12:54 pm

    At 85, my father is full of optimism and humor. You would never guess that at the age of sixteen he was a victim of the greatest atrocity of the 20th century. In the spring of 1944, he and his family were sent to Auschwitz. When they arrived, he was separated from his mother and...

  • Dad Behavior

    By Elliot Steingart

    March 25, 2013 | 1:39 pm

    With each passing day my hair gets grayer and my jokes, cornier. I accept this transformation as an inevitable fact of life. I'm slowly turning into my father. Spending time with my dad is a study in who I will become.

    I waited for my dad to come out of the bathroom at a local...

  • ADVERTISEMENT
    PUT YOUR AD HERE
  • Rest in Peace Robert Angel

    By Ilana Angel

    February 13, 2013 | 6:15 am

    It is the anniversary of my father passing away.  It has been many years but I still can’t believe he is gone.  I miss him everyday and feel the loss in ways that hurt deep in my heart.  He was a great father and while our relationship had ups and downs, he was my hero and always...

  • Visiting My Father

    By Ilana Angel

    August 15, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Today I went to visit my Dad.  It was very emotional and painful.  I miss him every single day and my heart is broken that he is gone.  I see him in my son, and in myself, but the ache of his passing has gotten deeper with time.  With each accomplishment of my child, each tear of my...

  • Coming Home For a Good Cry

    By Ilana Angel

    August 14, 2012 | 7:50 am

    Yesterday I drove with my son from Toronto to Montreal.  We blasted RUSH and Justin Bieber and I will tell you that both artists sound just a little better in Canada.  We zoomed along the 401 and life was grand.  I cried for the first hour after we left Toronto having left my...

  • Divorce, Decisions, Heartbreak & Motherhood

    By Ilana Angel

    July 23, 2012 | 5:19 pm

    I have been divorced for 16 years.  I left my husband when my son was only a few months old and while it was very difficult, staying would have been harder.  I knew I needed to leave and if I hung on for my son he would not have been in a happy place.  In the end the marriage would...

  • Chicks and Cars

    By Ilana Angel

    July 12, 2012 | 7:01 pm

    I wish I was the type of chick that knew about cars.  I cannot change a tire, or my oil, and I describe things in my car as doohickeys and thingamajigs.  The only thing I am able to do in terms of my car, besides drive it, is gas it up. By drive it of course I mean I am a New York...

  • A Treasure Becomes a Work of Art

    By Ilana Angel

    January 2, 2012 | 1:04 am

    This February will mark 10 years since my father passed and I can hardly believe it.  I loved my father very much and losing him was the greatest sorrow my heart has ever known.  He was only 63 years old when he died.  My father had cancer and I went to see him as often as I could. ...

  • Thank you Steve Jobs.  Rest in Peace.

    By Ilana Angel

    October 5, 2011 | 9:30 pm

    Mr. Jobs passed away at the young age of 56.  He was a visionary who changed the world in a profound way.  Though not that savvy when it comes to technology, I know about the things he created, and how they changed the world.  While I cannot share details of the global impact of his...

  • Voicemail and My Father’s Outgoing Message…

    By Julia Bendis

    July 2, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    The other day a friend of mine told me that I am the only person she knows that still owns an answering machine…  Apparently, everyone else in the world has long done away with those and only using electronic voice-mail now.  I’m a bit slow with technology, I admit.  However, I...

  • Getting to know my dad, again

    By Gary Wexler

    June 14, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    My 93-year-old father emerged as a different person when my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago. He became independent, assertive, interested and engaging. When my mother died in October, he even became a bit spiritual. He’s certainly not the exhausted father...

  • The day you become redundant

    By Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

    June 14, 2011 | 5:50 pm

    Parenthood is ultimately about becoming redundant in your child’s life. It’s difficult to comprehend as you hold your newborn baby in your arms, but if you do your job as a parent correctly, your services will ultimately no longer be necessary.

    The art and the joy of parenthood...

  • Chicken nuggets vs. my kids school lunches, Oye Vay…

    By Julia Bendis

    March 11, 2011 | 9:46 am

    Today my 11-year-old son, Tyler shared a very interesting conversation that he had with his classmates.  It started during lunch time when he pulled out a peanut butter with bananas, and honey sandwich on whole grain bread.  After Tyler was done with it, he pulled out carrots,...

  • Super Bowl XLV

    By Julia Bendis

    February 8, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    As we all sat around watching Super Bowl last Sunday, and I watched the commercials, I couldn’t help but cringe every time an inappropriate commercial came on.  I wouldn’t even care so much if the kids around the country weren’t watching it, including my 5 and 11-year-olds.  The...

  • Dad’s drive

    By Susan Freudenheim

    June 12, 2008 | 2:38 pm

    My father, Milt Freudenheim, retired a couple of weeks ago from a job that he couldn't let go of. Despite the fact that he is 81, he said he still plans to go on working for as long as he's able.

    I bring this up not only because it's Father's Day this weekend, and I feel that anyone...

  • The figurative father

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Every year, as the third Sunday in June approaches, it happens: along with the ads for neckties and iPods come the endless conversations on single-mom blogs and parenting sites about what to do on Father's Day with kids like mine who don't have fathers. One mom wanted to honor her...
  • ‘Catch A Fire’ ignites filmmaker’s memories of anti-apartheid dad

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Shawn Slovo remembers how her Jewish parents, African National Congress activists, left home in the middle of the night to attend secret meetings. She recalls police regularly raiding their Johannesburg house and arresting her mother and father. All the while, she said, she resented...
  • Traveling with my father

    By Mark Schiff

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When I found out my dad was dying of cancer, I spent a lot of time in New York with him and my mom, rather than in Los Angeles, where I was living at the time.
     
    One of the good things about being a road comic is you can live anywhere and book yourself out of wherever you are. Road...
  • Don’t Think Of Me As Different—I’m Not

    By Rachel Core

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    My name is Rachel, and I am a Jewish American girl who was born in China. I was adopted. I am finishing the fifth grade, and I go to a Jewish school where I am not the only Chinese girl -- there is one other girl from China named Willow, who is in the fourth grade. We are friends.

    ...

  • Watch Out Ladies, Dad’s Dating Again

    By Howard Leff

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Guess who has a new girlfriend? Well, besides me. And thanks in advance for your warm wishes. It's the old man, actually. That's right. Look out golden girls. Dad's dating again.

    Well, he was -- until he met "the one." Can you believe that? Six months and he's off the market already....

  • Actor’s Missing Dad Takes Center Stage

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In his raw, autobiographical monologue, "Who Is Floyd Stearn?" actor Michael Raynor struts onstage with a swagger reminiscent of James Caan. Raynor, playing himself, jabs a finger at a faded photograph.

    The photo was taken on 185th Street in Queens, on his grandmother's lawn. In...

  • Singles - Poetry in Motion

    By Teresa Strasser

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In one night, I had dinner at an all-you-can eat salad bar in Arcadia, met my father's first girlfriend in 25 years and weathered a nearly disastrous poetry emergency.

    Sound the onomatopoetic sirens; this thing was a relationship 911. Free verse was about to cost my father the best...

  • The Dealbreakers

    By Carin Davis

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    My blind date, Scott, likes college hoops, '80s TV and helping others. I like his cute tuchus. I'm thinkin' we'd make a fine pair of Jews. We stray from the first date playbook and follow a Santa Monica dinner with a Main Street stroll. As we walk past yet a third unique boutique on...

  • The Salesman

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    June 13, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A few months ago, I asked my father, now happily retired, what profession he would choose if he were starting over again.

    "Oh, I'd do the same thing," Dad said. "I'd be a salesman."

    "A salesman?"

    "Yes. I'm good at it."

    It's Father's Day, and I am so glad that Dad is around to read...

  • Nothing’s Fishy

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Welcome home, Marlene. It's about time you joined my family," my father said.

    He was greeting the news that well into the age of wisdom, I've finally begun eating sardines.

    Dad eats sardines the way I once ate rugelah or eggplant parmigiana -- with gusto. It's a way of life for him....

  • Dad Speaks Out

    By Nelson Strasser

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    My Dad is hard to shop for. Whatever gift we come up with is usually met with the phrase "You kids shouldn't have spent the money," followed by "Is this returnable?" In honor of Father's Day next week, I thought I'd give him about 800 words to say whatever he wants. What follows is...

  • Dear Dad

    By Rabbi Steven Z. Leder

    June 17, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    From "The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things," by Rabbi Steven Z. Leder (Behrman House, Inc.)

    "A parent's love isn't to be paid back; it can only be passed on."-- Herbert Tarr

    Dear Dad,

    Tomorrow is Father's Day, and we are thousands of miles apart -- apart as we are too often and...

ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE