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Father's Day

Erlanger family

At 10, Jeff Erlanger appeared on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in his wheelchair. I recently asked Jeff’s parents about how they raised such a competent and loving son.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
The author with his husband and their sons

Eighteen years ago it was not that common for gay men to become parents. My husband and I had few role models and a hard time finding diaper bags designed for men.

Rabbi Victor S. Appell
The author's son and grandson at a Little League baseball field

The small, quiet moments we spend with loved ones are precious and personal and powerful, and often, we do not realize time's beauty or meaning until later in life.

Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min.
Man and young boy kicking a soccer ball on a grassy field

Although I never knew my father, four Jewish male mentors made meaningful contributions to my life in my formative years.

Jerry Kaye

As we approach Father's Day 2014, I reflect on my father, now deceased, and my relationship with him, and his relationship with me.

Stuart L. Leviton

Recently, I Googled images of Jewish men. I was wondering what – or more precisely, who – represented the modern Jewish man in our culture. Hundreds of photos appeared.

Rabbi Victor S. Appell
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