Parenting is full of cliches. You don’t sleep as much. You want your kids to do better than you have done. You hope they don’t
The essay reminded me of notes I sent with my daughter Shachar (who is now in college), when she went off on her sixth grade trip to Israel. I don’t often write about my children (and I got permission from her for this blog post), but Danya’s piece pushed me to realize that explicitly parenting for the resistance is now an obligation—and nobody can do it on their own, we need to start sharing best practices.
Goddamit. It is really hard to be a parent these days, and I am not sure I can keep my kids safe — physically or
After the religiously-motivated Orlando shooting, a Jewish mother and her non-Jewish husband reconsiders why raise any child in a faith?
Scene: Hebron, June 1997. Palestinian stone throwers clashing with IDF soldiers in the Old City. A friend and I who are living in Ramallah as
An innocent question from my son prompts reflection on why many conversations about Israel/Palestine with the empty feeling of “It’s complicated.”
Learning from my boys the importance of direct human connection and honesty, even in a remote area of Jordan.
Can we respect the intelligence of American Jewish kids with more than official talking points? Two innovators talk with Jewschool about doing just that.
“Help.” “I feel lost.” “I do not know what to think or do.” “This may not be okay in the end.” These are things every
As the BDS movement gains momentum and inspires backlash, it’s time to work with our kids to learn when to reject, or reflect on, challenging ideas.