The Torah portions are arranged to read the tochecha, the curses, at year’s end. This means: we’re ready to end the year’s difficulties and welcome the blessing of a fresh start. Mystics teach that curses are always blessings in disguise, so a rationalist asks, what good can come from the most dreadful verse: You will eat the …the flesh of your children? Generational gaps can extend to religious practice and parents don’t always feel comfortable eating in the (unkosher) home of their children. The hidden blessing is that our laws and traditions will continue so that parents and grandparents will be comfortable eating at the kosher home their children will keep!