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Your Six Word Gift For Dad

By Forward Staff

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With Father’s Day just around the corner, today is your last day to submit your six word tribute on your Jewish father or grandfather.

The Forward’s six-word memoir project is conducted in conjunction with Larry Smith, editor of SMITH Magazine, home of the Six-Word Memoir®. Larry and the Forward staff will pick our 12 favorites and publish them in the Forward for Father’s Day. Those people will receive a copy of the new book “Oy! Only Six? Why Not More? Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life,” published in collaboration with the Jewish cultural mavens at Reboot.

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Jewish Dad: Adam Sandler and his daughter pose for the installation of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For inspiration, here are a few examples about Jewish fathers culled from SMITH Magazine’s library of six-word memoirs. For more examples, check out smithmag.net/jewish. Please enter the form below before 6:00 today.

Putz! Schmuck! Noodnik! Nebbish!” “Sheket, Dad!”
— Jim Gladstone

Displaced dad makes smoked meat sandwich.
— Hal Niedzviecki

Zayde refuses to die without great-grandchildren.
— Leslie Stonebraker

Yes, Dad, we have enough food.
— Alan D. Abbey

Catholic dad, Jewish daughters. Just right.
— Chris Bruhl

Living on LES. Zayde would plotz.
— Debra Darvick

This survey is now closed. Six Words on the Jewish Father will be published online and in print soon.


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