Article on People Losing Religion Makes Me Glad I’ve Reconnected to Mine

Boston Magazine writer Katherine Ozment writes of a disturbing trend in a recent article — how a growing number of twenty-somethings identify with no religion at all. Why do I find this so disturbing? Because I once was one of those twenty-somethings. Judaism to me was a culture, not a religion, till I hit my late 30s. All religions have the power to give a community that can be there for joys and sorrows. Other things can, too, but religion seems to provide that community especially well. Continue reading

‘God is the Clouds’: Young Son Broaches Touchy Subject

How do you have the ‘God’ conversation with your child? Our son’s first pre-kindergarten Judaism class included the telling of the story of Noah. He came away believing a lot about God. Talking about God and its place in life is a challenge for any parent. Continue reading