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July 19, 1991 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-07-19

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Book Answers Questions
Kids Ask About Judaism

AMY J. MEHLER

4. -1R-PW4 A. 9

Staff Writer

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achel Greenberg was
about eight years old
when she asked her
mother why God lets
animals get hit by cars.
Mitchel Katz was nine
years old when he asked his
mother if the Mashiach will
have superpowers like Bat-
man or Superman.
Jan Greenberg, an author
of women's fiction, and
Karen A. Katz, an artist and
writer, didn't know what to
say to their children.
The two friends and West
Bloomfield neighbors shared
the experiences they had
with their children and also
felt there were thousands of
other questions that chil-
dren probably had about
Judaism.
So the two sat down and
drafted about 13 sample
questions they thought were
the most commonly asked by
Jewish children.
Three years later, the
result is a book of 180 ques-
tions and answers titled,
What Does Being Jewish
Mean: Read aloud responses
to questions Jewish children
ask about history, culture
and religion.
Questions such as "Where
do we go when we die?"
"What does God look like?"
"Does God have feelings?"
and "Why are there bad peo-
ple in the world, and can't
God stop them?" topped their
list of most frequently asked
questions.
To find the answers to
these and other questions,
Mrs. Greenberg and Mrs.
Katz enlisted the help of
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The book, which was just
published by Prentis Hall
Press, is a source of informa-
tion, not a book of do's and
don't's, said Rabbi Freed-
man, a co-author.
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children who've come into
contact with Jewish tradi-
tions and are curious about
the whys behind the customs
and practices they've ob-
served„" he said.
Mrs. Greenberg and Mrs.
Katz, who are Conservative,
explained why they chose an
Orthodox rabbi to col-
laborate with.
"We thought it best for
children to be exposed to the
traditional Torah re-
sponse,"said Mrs. Katz,
who's a member of Con-
gregation Shaarey Zedek.
"Even though we're the
most comfortable with the
traditional response," Mrs.
Greenberg said, "the book
makes no judgments and
imposes no specific lifestyle.
The choice is left up to the
reader."
Mrs. Katz said each an-

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