Jewish Parent/Child Relationships

Posted on August 21st, 2017
BY MJL STAFF


Jewish Parent/Child Relationships


Judaism commands us to respect our mothers and fathers — and provide for our children.


As with other human relationships, Jewish parents and their children (both adult and minor) are, in traditional Judaism, bound to each other by a series of commanded responsibilities and sacred practices. Most societies emphasize reverence for parents; post-biblical Judaism appears to have gone further than its contemporaries in mandating that parents provide for their children with very specific preparations for the future. Furthermore, Judaism sees parents and offspring as bound to each other not only for practical or humanistic reasons, but also as a way of honoring God.

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For Israeli kids, every day is independence day

Posted on August 14th, 2017
By Inbal Arieli for Israel21c


From the moment they can raise their heads, we encourage our sons and daughters to explore the world around them without fear or constraint.



People ask me all the time: “What makes Israel such a cradle of innovation?” or “Why are Israelis constantly busy with new initiatives?”


I have given these questions a lot of thought and quite frankly, I think it starts from the cradle.


Granted, I’m an Israeli mother, so perhaps I am a bit biased, but I think the answer to why Israel is such a laboratory of innovation and entrepreneurship begins with the way modern Israelis raise their children.


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Why Bother? A Religious School Manifesto

Posted on August 7th, 2017

By Rabbi Nicki Greninger on eJewishPhilanthropy



*This goes out to all parents thinking of sending their kids to a (Jewish) religious school… to parents who were raised Jewish, those who chose Judaism, and those who aren’t Jewish but married a Jew.*


In the last month, I’ve had several conversations that got me thinking. One friend asked a group of us who went to Jewish summer camp together (we are now grown up with kids of our own), “Are you going to send your kids to religious school?” In another social situation, a friend innocently asked “Why do kids go to religious school twice a week starting in third grade?” In both cases, these friends of mine are connected to the Jewish community and are already committed to raising Jewish kids. But they (along with many others) wonder about the value of religious school, and about the time commitment required to take part in it. Is it worth it?


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18 DIY Outdoor Games You Should Play This Summer

Posted on July 31st, 2017
BY RORI KOTCH for Country Living

 

Looking for some great idea to make and do with the kids?  Make your next backyard bash a hit with these DIY lawn games.


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Make This a Summer of Jewish learning!

Posted on July 24th, 2017
From bimbam


Watch Something Jewish


This summer, between all of the camps and trips, make sure that you take a little time to engage Jewishly with your children.  


No matter what their age, BimBam has engaging, high quality, educational content that will meet them where they are, and hopefully spark an interest in Judaism. Your child can learn about:

  • Jewish values and how to practically apply them in our Shaboom! series.
  • Holidays, rituals, and traditions in our Judaism 101 series.
  • The weekly Torah portion and other Jewish texts.

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