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Who Are Our Jewish Fathers?

By Leah Berkenwald

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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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