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Question 21.11.2:
Resource References: Are there any recommended online resources on Jewish Childrearing or specifically for Jewish children?


With respect to Jewish childrearing, the following resources are of interest:

  1. soc.culture.jewish.parenting. The newsgroup soc.culture.jewish.parenting, and its parallel listserv, scj-parenting. If you cannot get the newsgroup, you may subscribe to the listserv by sending the command:

    subscribe scj-parenting your first and last names

    to the Shamash List Processor <>.

  2. Torahtots. The Torahtots site ( provides lots of good traditionally-orented coloring pages and information for children.

  3. The Jewish Family site ( provides useful information for raising a Jewish family.

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