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Raising Jewish Children

The Truth About Motherhood I Discovered Now That My Kids Are Grown

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 08.07.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

The lessons we hand to our children, the messages we believe we are giving, and sometimes the very experiences that we all shared together, are not always seen and experienced the way we intended or believed they were delivered.

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.