Honest Answers to Your Child's Jewish Questions: A Rabbi's Insights

Honest Answers to Your Child's Jewish Questions: A Rabbi's Insights

by Sharon G. Forman
     
 

What do you say when your five-year old asks, "What does God look like?" or "Why am I Jewish?" By middle school the questions are tougher: "Is the Torah true?" "Why do I have to learn Hebrew?" This incredible new book suggests successful responses to these questions and many more, summarizing liberal Jewish thought in an accessible, easy-to-use format. The author, a…  See more details below

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What do you say when your five-year old asks, "What does God look like?" or "Why am I Jewish?" By middle school the questions are tougher: "Is the Torah true?" "Why do I have to learn Hebrew?" This incredible new book suggests successful responses to these questions and many more, summarizing liberal Jewish thought in an accessible, easy-to-use format. The author, a rabbi and a mother, covers a broad array of topics, including God, holidays, ethics, history, Israel, prayer, Jewish diversity, practices, and identity. A must-have for Jewish educators and parents.

Honest Answers categorizes over fifty frequently asked questions into seven chapters:

  • Jewish Identity and Learning
  • God
  • The Jewish Lifecycle
  • The Bible
  • Israel
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Jewish Diversity

Each chapter could easily serve as the subject matter for an entire book, but your child isn't looking for a book, not yet. Your child needs a short, straight, and honest answer to satisfy his or her curiosity.

When parents believe that living a Jewish life involves choices rather than clearly defined God-given mandates, answering children's questions becomes more challenging. This book will make that part of Jewish parenting just a bit easier.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807409442
Publisher:
URJ Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
125
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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