Join 400,000 Aish subscribers
GET EMAIL UPDATES
Yes, it’s hard not being married, but I’ve been given an in-the-meantime-blessing and plan on using it as best I can.
The true story of an Appalachian family of 12 who converted to Judaism.
South African leader's long relationship with community veered between supportive and hostile.
Sign this petition and help save a 6-year-old Jewish boy.
How to promote Israel using social media.
Thousands of passionate volunteers are saving people’s lives with their motorcycles. Meet the Israeli who started United Hatzalah.
As Hanukkah fades, keep the light of miracles in your life.
My grandfather used to be so strong and vigorous, but now he’s slowing down and I’m scared.
When listening to others is a bad idea.
How to free yourself from excess shame.
Don’t let your fear hold you back.
Discovering that Judaism and creativity are not at odds with each other.
Working on your marriage may be the most important thing you’ll do to ensure your children’s emotional health.
Secret ingredient-infused cake, muffins, and cookies that lower fat and increase health.
Our home is not Club Med. It is not a place where anything goes.
5 critical lessons I learned along the way.
For starters, stop calling them “single.”
To all the women out there looking to marry a Manly Man.
A 7-point guide to the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony.
Most children raised in interfaith families lack the tools and knowledge to make informed choices.
The significance of dreams in Jewish thought.
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
Fasting enables us to discover what is truly important to us.
That day in the doctor's office, I lit a match and threw it onto the Holy Temple.
The Tenth of Tevet marks Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem 2,500 years ago. What is the message for us today?
One day commemorates a variety of Jewish tragedies.
10 Things Yasser Arafat May Actually have Died From.
New Jewish words for Jewish young adults like… “gefiltering.”
How does nature inspire you?
Nissim Black’s search for light amidst the darkness.
Why should I be grateful?
Love comes in many guises.
April 24, 2010
July 13, 2011 5:54 PM
it all depends
When the Yom KIppur broke out, we had one child and I was expecting, I was pretty scared, especially since we had to have on the black-out curtains and keep the lghts in the house very dim. But we made sure to remain smiling and calm so our three year old felt nothing. (It was so different than the Six Day War, when I was still single and had no one to worry about but myself). But the Persian Gulf Was was diffeerent altogher. By this time we had a house full of children of all different ages and they were quite scared (and so was I). Whether or not my husband was frightened I have no idea, he stayed calm and strong and this helped me and in turn, the children. Also, it was different than the Yom Kippur War, which came on suddenly. Here we had two tension -filled weeks and then the war started. But we did hide our fear from the children, and that was the best thing.
May 2, 2010 10:13 PM
It's a tough call
I think it's very healthy to let your kids see you are human, with fears and anxieties. However, moderation is key. You wouldn't want your children to see you every time you are scared or nervous, as they need to stay children and not feel they have to take care of you. It may be better to let your kids know you are scared once in a while, when you could possibly see an opportunity for growth or bonding with your child. Letting your child see you scared once in a while, or fighting with your spouse once is a while teaches that it;s ok to not be perfect, and teached that tolerating frustration is an integral part of life.
April 29, 2010 3:43 AM
LOLOLOLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! haha that was way to funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! makes you start thinking...
April 27, 2010 5:10 PM
Thanks for the funny video but made me think seriously about father's and kids. I wanted to hide my fears from my kids so they could think I was great. It turns out spending time with them and letting them know I am human with problems too is better. Sometimes the kids can teach the parents something if you are open to it. Love means caring, and helping and as they grow older it becomes a two way street.
Keep up the good work at Aish.
April 27, 2010 4:56 PM
You nutcases! That was funny..I would've been extremely hesitant about going into that dark small place where spiders dwell as well...YUCK! Enjoyed the video..Thanx.
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.
What makes Jewish mothers so special?
7 top secret conversations overheard at the recent nuclear negotiations in Geneva.
I am The World. Here are my resolutions.