Childhood Milestones

The first haircut, the first lost tooth, the first day of school. Childhood is full of firsts—milestone moments when parents pause and realize how quickly time passes and how grateful we are to arrive at each small landmark. These prayers and blessings sanctify such moments, bringing holiness to the everyday business of raising children. 

Birthdays, Jewishly

By Lisa Farber Miller and Sandra Widener
An article about the meaning of birthdays in Jewish tradition and how to make birthdays more meaningful, Jewishly   more

First Day of School

By Rabbi Rona Shapiro
Various rituals for the first day of school, going back to school, the end of the school year, and playing hookey   more