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Israel at War: Being the Jews We Want to Be

Joshua and Masua respond to the evil of Hamas’s attack by asking what positive values we want to bring to this world and to be known for

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The ongoing war with Hamas has flooded our communities with grief, sorrow, and anger. In a series of special episodes, Perfect Jewish Parents hosts Masua Sagiv and Joshua Ladon explore the core questions and values these difficult moments illuminate so that parents, caregivers, and educators can navigate complex conversations with young people and meet this important moment.

This is Perfect Jewish Parents: Israel at War.

In this first episode recorded on October 16, Joshua and Masua respond to the evil of Hamas’s attack by asking, “What are the positive values we want to bring to this world and be known for?”

Referred to in this episode:

  • Sivan Zakai, who recently held an emergency webinar on how to discuss the current war with children, was featured in our previous episode: “How Do We Talk About Israel?”
  • In our episode “How Do We Respond to Unanswerable Questions?” we talked with Scott Hershkovitz about his recent book which includes a chapter all about revenge and how to honor this emotional need appropriately.
  • Yehuda Kurtzer talks about the obligation to bury one’s deceased, and how that responsibility affects the global Jewish community at this moment, in his introduction to the Identity/Crisis episode: “A Nation That Can’t Sleep”

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?

Join us for conversations that are honest, irreverent, and heartfelt.

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