Zaide or Zayde

Zaide (pronounced Zay-Dee) is one of those great names. Yiddish for grandfather, the word zaide conjures up images of the family storyteller, or the man who makes silly faces at the kids just to get a giggle, or maybe the one who ran the Passover seder year after year after year. No matter what kind of grandfather you are, Zaide is a fabulous name to choose.

But if Zaide isn’t the name for you, try this list on for size.

And if you’re not only the grandfather, but also the godfather, you might want to know a few things about being a Jewish godparent.

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