Eileen Pollack grew up in the Jewish Catskills and is the author, most recently, of a collection of short fiction called IN THE MOUTH and the novel BREAKING AND ENTERING. She teaches on the faculty of the Helen Zell MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan.
This post is part of our month-long series featuring different ways that parents have talked to their kids about God.
I was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home, but I studied physics in college and…stopped believing in God. The universe seemed wondrous enough without inventing miracles. I married a biologist who believed in Darwin. He didn't object to raising our children Jewish, as long as I didn't expect them to take the bible literally. When our son, Noah, was born, I decided that the wisest approach to his education--both… >> Read More