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Following the Masses
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06/23/2015

I am not a big sports fan, partially due to growing up short and slightly overweight and partially due to growing up in a city without any professional sports (Wichita, Kansas).

Dressing for the Date
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06/22/2015

A few weeks ago, people yelled at me because of my appearance and clothing choice. It was Saturday, the 30th day of the month of May, and I was overdressed.

The Catskills
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06/19/2015

I can tell you from personal experience that being a Jewish senior citizen in the summer back in the day was pretty fantastic. And you're probably thinking to yourself, how would a 24-year-old even know what it was like to live like a Jewish senior citizen from firsthand experience? And to that I would say, I'm 30 and thank you.

Speaking Our Language
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06/18/2015

My dad's most special quality lies in the ongoing development of our "language."

Cooking With Dad
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06/17/2015

Behold the midlife crisis: a stark realization and critical time of change. Most dads turn in their sedan for a motorcycle and their North Face for a leather jacket. Some dye their hair and join the local band. But not my dad.

New Daddy Truths
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06/16/2015

When my 1-year-old son, Johnny, was born I remember lifting him out of the basinet at the hospital for the first time. Completely swaddled in a hospital blanket, he was a fussy 8-pound burrito. I was in love with and in awe of him. We all had high hopes for him and our newly started family.

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18 Ways Jewish Summer Camp Still Affects Your Life
06/30/2015

There are Jewish kids who go to camp, and those who don’t. This list is for those in the former group; latter group, we don’t expect you to understand. And of course we used plenty of Wet Hot American Summer pics, because that’s the only movie that understands you.

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Pit masters bring the love to the second annual Chicago Kosher BBQ contest
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06/23/2015

Things got very steamy at the Second Annual Chicago Kosher BBQ Competition and Festival, held at Anshe Emet Synagogue in Lakeview on Sunday, June 14.

8 Questions for Simon Feil: Actor, Sushi Chef, Empathy Hero
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06/02/2015

You may not know Simon Feil’s name, but you’ve likely seen his face. Perhaps he was cooking in the movie Julie & Julia, or being startled by the ‘80s in a Delta flight safety video, or giving a young Bruce Wayne a good talking to on Gotham. Look out for him next time you turn on Netflix.

Why not write a blog post for dear old Dad?
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05/20/2015

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.

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