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Raising Jewish Children

Jews and Santa

Avital Norman Nathman | Posted 02.23.2013 | Parents
Avital Norman Nathman

As the boys were all running around, the other child told my son, You better behave, Santa is watching." Without missing a beat, he answered, "Nah, he doesn't watch me because I'm Jewish!"

What Does Hanukkah Mean to my Autistic Son?

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 02.11.2013 | Parents
Liane Kupferberg Carter

This year, "eight days" has personal resonance. During the ordeal of hurricane Sandy six weeks ago, we lost power for eight days. It was inky black beyond the fire's glow. I finally understood, on a visceral level, why for millennia, people stared down darkness with celebrations of light.

Hebrew School Dilemma

Steph Thompson | Posted 08.22.2011 | Women
Steph Thompson

Every Monday faithfully, for years, I have brought my children to Hebrew School. But recently, my own weak reasoning doesn't seem to resonate, not with me, and not with my kids.