Hanukkah, Tzedakkah and Kids by Rabbi Natan MargalitOne of the things that a lot of parents (including me and my wife) have been talking about the last few days has been Hanukkah and our kids’ expectation for presents.  People have a lot of different customs and approaches to the subject.  Some families we know don’t do presents at all on Hanukkah.  Most do. Some do one small present every night.  Some do just one big one on one night.

As I was talking with our PTJL class before class this Sunday, some of us were lamenting the way that this season can become all about commercialized merchandise, feeding our kids’ all too easily aroused feelings of “I want! I need!  My friends are getting (fill in the blank…)!”   

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