April 19, 2007
Shoah seder—too young to know
(Page 2 - Previous Page)The counter-intuitiveness of teaching children about the Holocaust is a harsh truth for parents of the new millennium, who believe in organic parenting, in going with the child's flow.
But, of course, there isn't anything natural about the Holocaust, and so how we pass it on to the next generation can't be natural.
I wish that I didn't have to teach Yair, or my two younger children, about it.
But I know that I do. And so on a Sunday night, I take Yair in his baggy sweats and his buzzed haircut to shul, and we eat watery cabbage and undercooked potatoes and we sing Yiddish lullabies.
And for just two minutes, we separate from each other, and from what we think we know.
To view B'nai David-Judea's Yom Hashoah Hagaddah, go to www.bnaidavid.com.
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