First grade Rosh Hashanah quiz

In our daughter’s multicultural upbringing, I’m in charge of explaining the Jewish side of her heritage. So as Rosh Hashanah, Jewish new year, approached, I explained how this time of year is when God decides what blessings people will get for the year ahead.

She listened carefully and then asked, “What blessings have we gotten from God?”

As often happens when trying to educate a six year old, it turns out to be a lesson for you.

To all, health, happiness and success in 5774. L’shana tovah.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.