As the Israel-Hamas war continues and we grapple with the implications and trauma of October 7, parents, caregivers, and educators are fielding increasingly complex questions from children and students. Hosts Joshua Ladon and Masua Sagiv are joined by Elana Stein Hain, Rosh Beit Midrash and Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and co-host of the award-winning podcast For Heaven’s Sake. Together they offer a glimpse into how parents and educators may be thinking through these ethical questions and share some of the Jewish resources and rituals that they turn to for wisdom, comfort, and inspiration.
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?