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Question 21.9.4:
Coping with other religions: My child has been invited to the Easter Egg roll on the White House lawn? What do I do?


Aside from the honor, the issues are the same as any ordinary Easter Egg hunt. The public factor, however, is more critical. You do not want to give the impression that this is an approved Jewish activity.

In general, we shouldn't let the "importance" of an occasion blind us to our Jewish values. Don't leave them behind just for a chance to meet the President. If you would ordinarily feel that it was not appropriate, religiously, it's important to say no in this case, too.

Of course, if you insist on going, get the President's autograph.

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