“Did you know that the actor, Josh Gad, who does the voice of Olaf, is Jewish, just like us?” I shouted over my shoulder to my 5-year-old son sitting behind me in the car, the “Frozen 2” soundtrack playing on our way to school. “Actually,” I continued, “Idina Menzel, who plays Elsa, is also Jewish! And so is the actress who does the voice for Anna and Elsa’s mom! Jewish people do so many cool things, don’t you think?”
“Yah!” my son exclaimed. Then, in the voice of a maniacal supervillain, he cried out, “DESTROY CHRISTMAS!!!”
Perhaps I’d gone a bit too far with my attempts to instill Jewish pride.