September 11 and the following months found Rothschild's students asking: "Why is there suffering?" "What has real value for me and for my society?" and, most resoundingly, "Is there a God?" She had few answers. The value that came to the forefront in her post-September 11 teaching was the value of living in question.

Author Biography

Cynthia Rothschild chairs the Religion and Ethics Department at Brooklyn Friends, where she teaches students in grades ten through twelve. She has lived in Jerusalem and Nanjing, China, and graduated with high honors in religious studies from Wesleyan University. Cynthia writes regularly on a variety of topics, including religion and international affairs for the Foreign Policy Association. Additionally, she co-directs the nonprofit Ariadne's Children... Tools for Healthy Media Choices.



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