I appreciate your nuanced approach to midrashim. I also struggle with the more outlandish ones, such as Osnas actually being the daughter of Shimon and Dina and finding her way to Potifar’s house, or that Yerushalayim moved to be under Yaakov when he had his dream. But my children, who attend a very “yeshivish” high school, are taught to take these literally, and do not seem to be bothered by the demands on the imagination. As a result, I keep my issues to myself, as I don’t want to put my children in the position of doubting their rebbeim and the yeshiva’s worldview. At the same time, I’m afraid that their naive approach to Torah may be a liability when they go out into the world and are faced with challenges to their faith.

Can you advise me on the best approach to take?

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