As the traditional family disappears with increasing divorce rates, homosexual parenting, single-parent families by choice, child abuse and latchkey children now the norm, how is it that the Jewish people in Israel still hold fast to the value of family?
The modern State of Israel is a living testimony of just how deeply embedded the idea of family is within the very DNA of the Jewish people – and how the Jewish concept of family differs from Western and Christian civilization.
It all begins with Passover
The vast majority of Israeli Jews are not religious, and yet they have not lost their strong sense of family that was established almost 3,500 years ago in their Exodus from Egypt, when they came out of slavery as one nation and family under God. That is why until this day, over 90% of Israeli families, whether they are secular or religious, will yet again celebrate the Passover this year in a family gathering called the “Passover Seder.”
That is why this traditional Jewish festival that recalls the coming out of a nation invites the…