We're basically secular, with a pagan bias. We talk about the seasons, the moon, cycle of the year.
My neighbor across the street is muslim, my daughter's after-care program is at the Jewish Community Center, my ex's family is Catholic and we have a lot of Indian friends who are Hindu.
My DD said this morning that she keeps asking her friend if she's Jewish (she is) and then asked me: What is Jewish?
I didn't have a good answer. I'm 100% in favor of my daughter learning positive things about all religions - in fact, when invited, we went with our neighbor to the mosque during Ramadan one evening last year. I'd love her to attend a religious ceremony from many religions to be aware and to accept. I do not want her converted, just aware of different religions the way she's aware of different foods and and languages. Just part of the tapestry of life. If she chooses to follow a religion as a teen or adult, that's her choice.
So, over the upcoming years, she'll go to mass, a Hindu temple, a mosque and any other religious "establishment" as the opportunity comes up - it's not on my bucket list with a timeline, but as the opportunity comes up, we'll do it.
But, in the meantime, can anyone suggest some books or resources that I might slowly use to gradually introduce my daughter to different religions?
Today would have been a great day to sit down and explain to her about Judaism when the question came up.