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Why not write a blog post for dear old Dad?

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Give an unforgettable gift this Father's Day. Oy!Chicago is looking for guest writers of all experience levels to contribute to our next special blog series, "World's Greatest (Jewish) Dads," a collection of stories recognizing and honoring fathers.

You could tell a specific story, or write an overall tribute to your dad or any father figure in your life. Or maybe you're a new or expectant dad reflecting on that experience. Whatever your idea, we want to help you get published! 

To pitch your idea, write a paragraph describing what your piece would be about and send it to info@oychicago.com by Friday, June 5. The only requirements are that the post should in some way relate to the theme, and that you are 21 or older. We will review your submission and let you know if we are interested in working with you and running your piece in the series, which will run the week leading up to Father's Day, June 15-19.

Please note that Oy!Chicago is a volunteer-staffed website, so we are unable to pay for published submissions at this time. If you have any questions, email them to info@oychicago.com.

Thanks for your interest!

Stef & Steven

18 Jewish Emojis that Need to Exist

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When new Emojis rolled out for the iPhone last month (including the Israeli flag!), we got to thinking – there aren't enough Emojis for Jews. Be it for the multitude of holiday greetings or just texting with your mother, a visual aid would make your conversation that much easier.

So we devised a list of 18 "Jewmojis" that we think need to exist, sketched them up, and provided "hypothetical" examples of how they could be used in conversation.

If you like them, share this post and let's get them made for real!

(Graphics by Alyssa Zeller and Rita Schoikhett)

1. Synagogue

18 Emojis


2. Bagel

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3. Falafel in a pita

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4. Matzo ball soup

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5. Kvelling mother

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6. Smiley face with a yarmulke

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7. Torah scroll

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8. Shabbat candles and challah

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9. Matzah

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10. Hamantaschen

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11. Menorah

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12. Israeli flag heart

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13. Israeli camel

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14. Chamsah

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15. Chai

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16. Shaming Bubbe

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17. "Kein ahora!" (Puh Puh)

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18. "Oy!"

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