Adam Milstein believes that teaching the younger Jewish generation the history, culture, and tradition of Judaism is of paramount importance. This will help enable the continuation of the Jewish culture and tradition, and it will strengthen the Jewish community. Jews are a minority in every country but Israel. They also face great assimilation threats that threaten to wipe away their culture and tradition forever.
Perhaps the most important reasons to teach the younger generation Jewish values, culture, and tradition is to empower them and make them feel connected to their historic homeland says, Adam Milstein. Jews face growing antisemitism in the United States and Israel. Knowing their history will only make them more resilient in the face of new dangers and hatred.
Adam Milstein recently described the gifts that adult Jews could give to their children for the New Year. He says the gifts involve more than gelt which is money or candy for the holidays. Mr. Milstein says that we must teach our kids the Jewish values that made the Jewish people one of the most successful groups in history despite overwhelming tragedies and discrimination such as the Holocaust and pogroms.
One of the values that Jewish kids must grow up with is pride says, Adam Milstein. There is an incredible amount of antisemitism in the world. When a person has pride in their background, he is better able to resist antisemitism, harassment, and bullying. Pride is a value that is especially important for children, teen and young adults of Jewish background.
Courage is another value that the Jewish people must always have. Discrimination and the threat of mass murder meant that Jews had to be courageous just to survive. Having courage will allow the Jewish people to continue thriving despite the ongoing threats they face from rogue nations such as Iran, neo-Nazis and Islamic terrorists.
Jews have long been stereotyped as being very persistent and even stubborn. The persistence has helped Jews break into the top of the scientific, legal, political, financial and entertainment fields. Jews must be taught to be persistent and not give in to the face of struggle, obstacles or discrimination.