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Jewish Parenting

In these articles, Mishpacha presents a brief guide to Jewish parenting. We invite you to join in the discussion of Jewish parenting in our intimate, ongoing virtual communities.

How to be a Jewish parent

How to experiment with innovative ways to bring your family closer to Judaism, God, the larger Jewish community, and each other.

Traditional texts on parenting

Advice from the Torah .... and Rabbi Menahem Mendel of Kotzk

Shabbat as a family

Wonderful traditions so your children will see Shabbat as something to do, not dread

Hanukkah as a family

From the hands-on to the intangible

When children experience death

As difficult as it is for grownups to understand death, it is much scarier for a child


Other Mishpacha sections:

Jewish Beliefs
A very brief outline of Jewish thought
A Jewish Journey, Wrestling with God, Fixing the World, Gender Roles

Jewish Practice
A very brief outline of Jewish practice
Blessings, Kosher food, Sabbath, Sexuality, Kaddish & Yizkor

A guide to understanding and celebrating the Jewish calendar
Sabbath, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukkah, Passover, Purim

Life Cycle
How Jews celebrate and observe life's passages
Birth, Circumcision, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Marriage, Death & Mourning

How to find a place in your local Jewish community
Why connect? Choosing a place to live, Connecting to schools and synagogues, Shaking up your synagogue, Starting a community, Mishpacha's on-line communities

Discuss your Jewish journey with us and other parents
Ask Judy, Mishpacha's on-line communities





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