America is big on holidays, especially those that relate to family. There’s a holiday for mothers in May, a special day for dads in June and a grandparents day in September that usually includes a pancake breakfast at pre-school. But what inspires these holidays is more than a positive earnings statement for Hallmark.
We honor our parents and grandparents because they have given us life.
The Jewish tradition teaches that there are three partners in the creation of a human being: G-d, a father and a mother. Parents are part of a holy relationship with G-d as the co-parent.