Growing up in Hebrew - in Manhattan
My daughter chose a challenging way to push back against an American Jewish culture based only on translation from Hebrew sources: To speak to her son only in Hebrew.
Max, my only grandchild, had his first birthday recently. He lives with his parents in Manhattan and - trust me on this - he is perfect in every way. Since he was born, his mother, my daughter Adina, has spoken to him only in Hebrew. (Her husband talks to Max primarily in English.)
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