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Dan Caless said,         
December 11 2008

Hey were you being brought up Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or something else? I didn’t see you reference that.

This is really good, I don’t know much about the whole Jewish thing so I’m learning some good things about practices and attitudes. I guess I assumed that Jewish kids would be relatively enthusiastic about Hebrew school, etc. since they’re such a minority and they’d want the spiritual support. Sounds like they’re rather mixed about it.

And wow, you went a lot, Sunday School is only one hour a week for mainstream Protestants.

Dan

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admin said,         
December 11 2008

I was brought up “quarter-assed conservative.” That’s how I describe my mother’s religiosity. See part one for an explanation of that! I would describe my Hebrew School as Conservative. As Jews often say, “it could be worse.”
LOL whenever my goyish friends complained about Sunday school, I’d say, I went 7 times as much as you did, and I did it all backwards and in high heels! Sort of.
Being Jewish is no cake walk. With Xmas coming up, it’s no cakewalk in a different way. I think a lot of non-Jews in the US don’t appreciate how isolating it can be to not be involved in Xmas. Imagine looking though the window while everyone else is having a party.

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admin said,         
December 11 2008

Whoops, I meant to say, re my mom’s religiosity, tune in next week.

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Dan Caless said,         
December 15 2008

I can imagine the Xmas isolation. But one can celebrate the secular meaning of Christmas – goodwill toward men. Ayn Rand did. I celebrate it. I love Christmas. Check out http://www.peikoff.com/essays/christmas.htm

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