For children, traditions and rituals are significant; they provide predictability, support, and familiarity, while bringing families together and creating unity and a sense of belonging.
Now that my daughter is in preschool, I've come to realize that hearing about cultural and religious practices directly from the practitioners only emphasizes our otherness.
Aside from a date, what can these two events possibly have in common? Strange as it may seem, there are a few points of comparison.
Amidst political headlines and other stressful news of the sort, here are a few light-hearted, good-natured Jewish reads for the week.