Israelis often pride themselves in being direct. In Israeli slang, this is called speaking “dougri”, meaning the quality of being straightforward, even blunt, eschewing formalities and getting straight to the point. Is this a positive cultural mannerism?
The family is the foundry of faith. Through the education and instruction given by parent, the values of the child are forged, among these, seeing God in the world. It is, more often than not, in the family that we develop our faith orientation.