Father's Day

Hot Dads, Privilege, and Fairness

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Seth and Liana

Let’s be honest: fair or not, I’m a pretty privileged parent.  True, being a single gay Jewish dad in a relatively gay-less and Jewishly deprived region occasionally makes me feel like an exotic animal at a religious petting zoo or some interactive exhibit at a sexual orientation museum.  But moments like these pass quickly and are replaced by reminders of my advantaged status, regardless of how just this may be.

Fatherhood Greatness

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Charles & William

When other people tell me about what their partner’s do to raise their babies, I want to suggest they look into a rebate program, as Charles is so clearly kicking their butts. At our birth class reunion parents were talking about how the fathers sometimes “help out” or “let the moms sleep in.” The frames people were using were that childrearing was this thing moms did, and sometimes the dads heroically stepped in to do a small amount for their wives’ projects. The dads might change a diaper!

My father’s daughter, my mother’s faith

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Kate Bigam with her dad

This year, Father’s Day falls on June 17th, just two days before the 17th anniversary of my father’s death.

What my dad taught me about feminism

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Judith Rosenbaum with her father and sister

I call myself a second-generation feminist, and when I do so, I’m thinking of my mom.

Our Fathers

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Father and baby daughter

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

Where have all the Jewish fathers gone?

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Father and daughter

Thank goodness, it’s almost Father’s Day! Which means the pressure is off, at least for a day, to please mom. Whew!

Rising Voices

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