Hard to believe but true! In honor of Father’s Day, Seven Mensches and two Mamalahs have contributed over $240 worth of gifts to give away to one lucky guy. Enter to win the Cool Jew Papa’s Day Giveaway by answering this question: “What makes your dad, brother, cousin, friend or husband a cool Jew?” A winner will be chosen from the answers and announced on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21.
* Author Sam Apple’s book American Parent: My Strange and Surprising Adventures in Modern Babyland
* Author Ron Arons’ Jews of Sing Sing book and t-shirt
* Stand-up comedian Yisrael Campbell’s “Circumcise Me” DVD
* Comedy writer Seth Front‘s set of four Jewish Zodiac placemats
* Author Lisa Alcalay Klug’s Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe
* Author Matthue Rothâ€™s novels, Never Mind the Goldbergs and Losers
* Entrepreneur Jennie Rivlin Roberts’ ModernTribe.com products “Can!!Can” CD and Punk Torah t-shirt and “No Limit Texas Dreidel” Game
* Artist Ben Schachter’s “Treif” stickers
* Singer/Songwriter Rav Shmuel’s “Protocols” and “B’yameinu” music CDs and two t-shirts
Enter to win at www.tinyurl.com/cooldad!
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Meet the nine Mensches and Mamalahs behind the Cool Jew Papa’s Day Giveaway
Sam Apple is the author of the new book, American Parent: My Strange and Surprising Adventures in Modern Babyland, and the memoir, Shlepping Through the Alps: My Search for Austria’s Jewish Past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd.
Ron Arons and Bugs Bunny both spent time, albeit briefly, inside Sing Sing Prison. Born and reared as a â€œgoodie-two-shoesâ€, when Ron learned his great-grandfather served time at the federal penitentiary, he devoted ten years to writing Jews of Sing Sing, a book about New York’s Jewish criminals.
American-born Yisrael Campbell performs stand-up comedy throughout the English-speaking world and Israel, his adopted home. Yisrael is currently creating a production of his one-man show, “Circumcise Me,” to open off-Broadway in November, 2009. He trained for the stage at Circle in the Square.
Comedy writer and rabbi’s son Seth Front is the creator of “The Jewish Zodiac,” a parody of its Chinese cousin. As Seth explains, â€œG-d spoke to Moses at Mt. Sinai; he spoke to me at a Chinese restaurant.” The Jewish Zodiac adorns placemats, mugs, magnets and more at www.jewzo.com.
Award-winning journalist Lisa Alcalay Klug is the author of Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe, a 2008 National Jewish Book Awards Finalist. A contributor to the New York Times, Forward and many other publications, Lisa also edits the multicultural blog, Tolerant Nation. (Guest bloggers welcome — write tolerantnation (at) gmail.com.)
Jennie Rivlin Roberts is the founder of ModernTribe.com, an online Judaica and Jewish gifts store for progressive minds, spirits, and style, and the co-inventor of No Limit Texas Dreidel (NLTD), which crosses dreidel with Texas Hold’em poker. NLTD has received national recognition in media outlets such as NPR and Newsweek.
Matthue Roth is the author of three novels, Losers, Never Mind the Goldbergs, and Candy in Action, as well as a memoir, Yom Kippur a Go-Go. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter, and he keeps a secret diary at www.matthue.com.
Artist Ben Schachter explores Jewish law in his work. His “eruv paintings” have exhibited at the Hebrew Union College and The American Jewish Museum in Pittsburgh. He is currently curating â€œTzit Tzit: Fiber Art and Jewish Identity,â€ opening Spring 2010 at St. Vincent College.
Rav Shmuel is a hasidic rabbi who hangs out in Greenwich Village and plays original compositions on his guitar. Billboard described his acclaimed debut CD as “immediately likeable… good humored anti-folk.” Views of his animated video, “Protocols,” have surpassed 125,000 on YouTube.
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