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Question 21.9.3:
Coping with other religions: My child has been invited to an Easter Egg roll? What do I do?


The answer to this is similar to Question 21.9.2. Some parents would permit it, and some would not. As always, one must weighed any benefits against the potential for identity conflict and confusion in the child, who may begin to feel as though she is "sort-of" Christian, or Christian in some "honorary" kind of way. Additionally, Easter Egg rolls are public events, and one must be cautious about giving the image that Jews observe such events (this is especially true if one has obviously Jewish dress: kippahs, peyot, etc.). In general, it is probably not a good idea.

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