pandemo (pandemo) wrote,

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I knew last year that one of my niece's daughters had FaceTime, (I think she's #4 of the six) and today I talked briefly with her.  Since her grandmother is my next oldest sister - #2 of 4, this youngster also has a dollop of Jewish blood.  I was trying to explain the degree, but obviously, thinking of her grandmother as being 1/8th Jewish, her mother 1/16th, and herself 1/32nd did not compute with her.

Since her mother married a much younger man from Israel, I asked if it changed the way her family now eats.  (I didn't try to explain that all Jews do not "keep kosher", or anything like that.)  She said, "I DON'T WANT to give up pork!"  She also didn't like not eating meat and cheese together.

I wonder if there's a way to help the children understand what is going on, instead of just saying "everything's all weird now at home".
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