Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Mixed Messages

Camp is over and the kids are back in shul. Having grown up in a dying Jewish community, I was always one of the youngest in the shul. When I was a teenager it was rare to have a 2 year old running amok, and at times I've had to do a double take when I see a sea of children in shul. Its very nice.

So last Shabbos, I heard an adult telling his son that his davening had improved greatly over the summer at camp. Reinforcement is great. He even repeated himself to make sure the kid heard. When did he tell him? During aleinu.