What did Reform rabbis talk to their congregations about this Rosh HaShanah? Based on my totally non-scientific survey, Israel was far and away the most popular topic.
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.
A wealth of books, music, and on-line articles are now available to help families through the flurry of getting ready for the High Holy Days season.
As my kids tell me this joke, I realize my mother's curse has come true: I have children "just like me."