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Nov 26 2012

Literview: Theodore Ross, Author of “Am I a Jew?”

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When Theodore Ross was 9 years olds, his parents divorced and he moved with his mother from New York City to Mississippi. With that move, his mother decided to hide the fact that they were Jewish. She enrolled Theodore and his brother in Episcopal school where he sang in the choir and took communion. Years later, as an adult, Ross wondered: Am I still Jewish?

Am I a Jew? is Ross’s attempt to answer that question. The book documents his travels to various Jewish communities, including the Crypto-Jews in New Mexico to Monsey, the Ultra-Orthodox town in upstate New York. Below, we talked to Ross about his foggy memory of his childhood religion switch, why there are more mom blogs than dad blogs, and what religion he plans on raising his kids with.

How clearly do you remember your mother telling you about her plan to pretend to be Christian? Were you upset? Confused? Cool with it?  Read the rest of this entry →

Mar 16 2012

The Best Dad Blogs

By at 3:46 pm

dude at computerWhile we won’t start completely ignoring dads now that Dude Week is coming to a close, we do want to set you up with some of the best dad blogs out there that treat every week like Dude Week. Many of these were recommended by our readers, and if you’re favorite isn’t listed below, please let us know about it in the comments!

DaDa Rocks

DadWagon

Pacing the Panic Room

Single Dad Laughing

Daddy Types

Smonk You

GeekDad

Dadand

Daddyshome, Inc.

Daddy Dialectic

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