My daughter is mad at me again. The ground beef I've cooked is too spicy for her, and what on earth are the green things in it? I tell her that's cilantro and I only put a pinch of red chili powder. She's not pacified; she'd rather have chicken nuggets or a grilled cheese sandwich. Anything but Pakistani food. "Too bad," I tell her, echoing my own mother from 30-some years ago. "This is what you're eating tonight." My childhood dinner table was different in so many ways, but also somehow similar.
I wake up early Monday morning for prayers and check the news almost reflexively. A mass shooting in Las Vegas kills more than 50 innocent people and injures hundreds more. The news is devastating, but it’s almost time to wake my children, aged 11 and 8, for school. Anxiously, I put on CNN as they get ready. Downstairs, the kids are surprised that I’ve broken the rule of no television during weekday breakfast. It always makes them late if they watch cartoons while they eat their cereal.
This is Growing Faith, a column about parenting and faith coauthored by Saadia Faruqi and Shoshana Kordova. You can pray from morning to night on the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, you can beat your chest and listen to the shofar and pledge to do better, and that may be good enough for the kinds of things God might get upset about.
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Selecting a term
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