Becoming a Jewish Parent

05 - BAJP (PB)Random House / Harmony Books Hardcover
September 1999

A National Jewish Book Award Finalist
Raising Jewish children in today’s secular culture poses unique and serious challenges. How do you instill a positive, vital sense of identity, religion, and heritage without turning off your kids or overwhelming them? How do you explain what it means to be Jewish if you are ambivalent about it yourself?

And how do parents who have little or no formal religious training themselves pass on rich, multi-layered traditions that may have been missing from their own childhood experiences?

Acclaim for Becoming a Jewish Parent

A wonderfully clear and comprehensive guide I can’t imagine anyone doing it better.

Rabbi Harold Kushner, Author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

This book is a gem. It shows us how to enrich our children’s lives with Judaism, from the moment they wake up to that blessed moment they fall asleep and everything in between. In the process, we become better parents and smarter Jews.

Ari L. Goldman, Author of The Search for God at Harvard

An act of love and faith on the part of its author, this is one of the finest treatments of spirituality and parenting ever published . . . A masterpiece of intelligence and clarity.

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