Tonight at dinner we served the kids tofu, sushi rice, and nori. They love it. It has become one of our weeknight staples. Once we give them little bowls with soy sauce for the dipping they are in heaven.
But at some point Yishama and Yadid made a bit of mess. I asked them to clean it up. Yishama smiled and said that he was making ” Tohu V Vohu“. He obviously has started his Genesis unit at school. Without missing a beat Yadid said, ” No you are making a Tofu V Vohu”. I sat for a while basking the depth of all of us sharing a good laugh.
While it is chaotic imagining how we will pay for Jewish education as a family or as a community, there is no mistaking the value of a good Jewish education. Jewish education adds depth to the human experience and it makes life tasty as well.