Adam Milstein is proud of his Jewish heritage, and he works very diligently in order to ensure that each and every ensuing Jewish generation realizes that they too should be proud of their heritage. He also realizes that it was only because someone else paved the way for him that he is able to do it for the younger generation. With that being said, Milstein believes that each Jewish child should receive certain specific gifts for this new year, and these would include the following:
Adam Milstein believes that Jewish parents should instill a sense of pride in their children about their connection to Israel and the fact they are literally the birthplace of Western Civilization.
The Jewish state has been able to survive because of the few who were able to stand up and make a difference against anyone who threatened their existence. It didn’t matter whether it was Abraham or Joseph in Biblical times or the many heroes in World War II, the very fact some stood up means the Jewish state is alive and well today.
Milstein writes that those of the Jewish faith should never give up in the face of adversity. They must always stand up for their heritage and their way of life.
Jewish parents should give their child the gift of knowledge. The knowledge of history to know where they come from; the knowledge to realize where their moral center is; and the knowledge to understand they are a proud race are but a few examples.
There have been many great Jewish innovations, from the Theory of Relativity to Waze. It is up to Jewish parents to instill in their children a sense of wonder about all of the innovative thinking the Jewish mind can accomplish!
6) Belief in the Impossible.
Adam Milstein believes that Jewish parents would also do well to remind their children that even though Jewish people only make up less than one percent of the population, they have constantly done remarkable things even in the face of long odds.
Finally, Adam Milstein believes Jewish parents should foster in their children a sense of kinship with other Jews. Adam Milstein is proud of his Jewish heritage, and you and your children should be as well!