People who are interested in Parenting Through a Jewish Lens often ask, “What’s it really about? I’ve read the course description, I’ve read the curriculum outline, but what do we really learn?”
For starters, consider some of the texts that the teachers will introduce. They come from both traditional and contemporary sources, and they all have something in them which can be applied to our parenting choices. In session 2, for example, one source shows us that our forefather Abraham actually had a sense of humor! There is the text in session 3, in which we encounter Rabbi Joshua ben Korhah, down on the floor playing horsey with his children, much to the surprise of his students, who then learn from him the lesson of playfulness. There is the serious, like the Earl Grollman essay on talking to children about death; and the sublime, like the Talmudic text about the uniqueness of every human being.
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