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Father’s Day

Fathers, You Must Mark the Trail

By TED ROBERTS, the SCRIBBLER ON THE ROOF

“If Oedipus Rex had taken that kid to the ballgame more often, we wouldn’t have had all that trouble.”

                           — Ancient Greek Historian

OK, so my good friend, Herb, and his two sons go down to Florida every year for Spring training. Big deal. I just know they spend...

Fathers

By RABBI JOSEPH H. PROUSER

With the celebration of Fathers Day and the onset of summer this week, beach season begins. Among the Mitzvot – the sacred obligations — which a father owes his son is, according to the Sages, to teach him how “to swim in the sea” (Kiddushin 29A: this in addition to providing for his circumcision, redemption of the firstborn, and religious education – and to preparing...

Fathers, you’re never too old to inspire

By TED ROBERTS, the SCRIBBLER ON THE ROOF

I used to be a father. I still am, and now I’m a grandfather, too. But it’s a load I can handle because the job description is just about identical. It calls for inspiration – of young minds and young hearts; especially grandkids who are remote and therefore consider themselves safe from my constant inspirational messages.

Yes, despite TV and video games...

Fathers, sons and puppets

By TED ROBERTS, the SCRIBBLER ON THE ROOF

Saturday a.m. in shul. Only 9:30 and already my eyes were tired. I rested them for a minute and thought of Yossi the puppet-maker. Surely, you could say with accuracy that Jewish puppet-makers are a rare breed. You could further say, of these few, that none entered the profession via the twisted path of Yossi of Zolno.

Yossi was a fervent student...

Father’s Day: Faster than a speeding bagel: Super Jewish dad

By EDMON J. RODMAN

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — As the new Superman movie “Man of Steel” flies to an opening on Father’s Day weekend, we earthbound Jewish men have the superhero’s creators — Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Jewish teenagers from Cleveland — to thank for setting such a super high bar.

Especially if Superman, the ultimate immigrant, is a member of the tribe, as cultural commentators like Harry Brod...