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What does it mean to celebrate Hanukkah with our children when Israel is at war and at a time of rising antisemitism across the globe?

A woman walks past a menorah standing outside a Jewish synagogue ahead of the start of Hanukkah, in Miami Beach, Florida, December 1, 2023. (Rebecca Blackwell/AP)
A woman walks past a menorah standing outside a Jewish synagogue ahead of the start of Hanukkah, in Miami Beach, Florida, December 1, 2023. (Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

What does it mean to celebrate Hanukkah when Israel is at war and at a time of rising antisemitism across the globe? Hanukkah is the first Jewish holiday since the tragic attack during Simchat Torah on October 7th. Joshua Ladon and Masua Sagiv welcome Mishael Zion, founder of Kehillat Klausner in Jerusalem and research fellow at Hartman’s Kogod Research Center, to explore what stories we are telling our young people and how they differ from last year.

Perfect Jewish Parents is a show from the Shalom Hartman Institute about the joys and “oys” of raising children Jewishly.

Each week our hosts, Masua Sagiv and Joshua Ladon, speak with a different guest to explore questions like: How do you integrate Judaism into a modern life with all its competing demands and seemingly endless choices? How do you talk about God when you’re not sure about your own beliefs? How do you discuss the Holocaust, or Israel with your kids?

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