“And He said unto me: 'Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee.' Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.” (Ezekiel, 3, 3)

Ever since the Middle Ages, Jews have sweetened children’s first day of learning the torah and going to school (sometimes at the early age of three) with honey.

A custom in both...