It’s summertime, and many of you have communicated that it’s difficult to read the emails for whatever reasons. Therefore, I’m going to keep the next few emails a bit shorter than usual.
I have an odd question for you. How can I impress upon my children the seriousness of the three weeks? I have 4 wonderful children ranging in ages from 9 to 16 and the three weeks and nine days are a huge annoyance to them. An example would be, that they listen to all this aCapella singing, which in my opinion is real music. When I stop them, they get all upset at me. How can I help them understand how serious these days really are? Do you have any suggestions? Shifra - Brooklyn
Wow. I must admit that this question was unique. It seems that you have 4 amazing children and you are worried that they are not taking the three weeks seriously enough. In many families, the extent that kids relate to the three weeks, is by getting a haircut immediately before they start.
There are a few points I would like to make.
In the Zechus of your wonderful parenting, may we be Zoche to experience the coming of Moshiach.
Rabbi Yitzie Ross is a Rebbe and has been working with parents and kids for many years. You can read more about him in the "about" section.