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The Kid-Dish: Gene Simmons is a Mensch, Jeffrey Tambor is Old

All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know

- Spotted above are Jerry Seinfeld and his sons Julian, 7 1/2, and Shepherd, 5, taking a walk to school in NYC. What’s the deal with… sneakers? Sorry, sort of grasping at straws since there’s nothing too obvious to make fun of here. Cute kids. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

- Jeffrey Tambor, former Arrested Development star and father to four kids under the age of 5 at a whopping 66-years-old, opens up about being, well, an old dad. He seems to have a good sense of humor about people mistaking him for his kids’ grandfather all the time, and when asked how his age affects his parenting, he says, “It limits the amount of time on my knees.” (Babble)

- Did you know Ricki Lake lost her home in a fire? Well, it was only her rented Malibu home, which I assume is one of several, but still, she was there with her sons Milo, 13, and Owen, 9, and that’s quite the scare. Speaking about it as a guest on Oprah, she hoped that her children will learn from the experience that beach homes may come and go, but family is everything. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

- We’ve all been thinking it, but Debra Nussbaum Cohen has said it: Gene Simmons is the Jewish Husband of the Year. This post is definitely worth reading for the educational value (did you know Simmons’ birth name is Chaim Witz!?!) and Cohen actually makes the KISS rocker, his playmate girlfriend, and their two children seem like quite the touching Jewish family. (The Sisterhood)

Molly TolskyMolly Tolsky is the editor of Kveller.com. She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines including Lumina, MAKE, and The Collagist, and her non-fiction has appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. She isn't a parent, but a very proud aunt. Follow her @mollytolsky.

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