” And sooner or later (often later) the couple finds an answer.
Deciding which religion, if any, to pass on to the next generation can take many months of thoughtful, even painful, discussion.
There are myriad variations on the “best of both” theme.
Some families celebrate Jewish and Christian holidays in alternate years.
Others raise the boys in the father’s religion and the girls in the mother’s faith.
As they carried the food into the building, Zeke’s mom explained the work of the soup kitchen, and the importance of their gift.
They had completed the last trip and were walking back to the car when Zeke stopped in his tracks and exclaimed, “Mom! ” Even young children can feel important and special when their religion relates to real life.