In the comment section of the post noted above, some excellent suggestions to improve the level of tolerance and achdus were made. One of them was from Neil Harris of Chicago, who proposed that those of us who live in communities with diverse shuls and schools occasionally take our children to daven in a shul with a different hashkafa from our own. Kindly have a look at the posts from readers around the world and perhaps share your thoughts with us as well.
These are lessons that can benefit all children of Yaakov Avinu as we teach our children to take pride in our derech in serving Hashem while being supremely respectful of those whose paths differ from ours.
Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, a popular author and lecturer on chinuch and parenting matters, serves as dean of Yeshiva Darchei Noam of Monsey and director of The Center for Jewish Family Life/Project Y.E.S.
He recently published a skills-based chumash workbook, “Bright Beginnings,” designed to teach children critical lashon kodesh skills, and partnered with ArtScroll to publish the best-selling “Let’s Stay Safe” child safety reader which helps parents speak to their children about safety and personal space. Visit www.kosherjewishparenting.com for details on these publications.