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Wednesday, 28 December 2016


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Leah Finkelstein

Yasher koach. I could not have said it any better.


A good rounded education includes the following subjects :

The Tanach; History; Geography; Science; English; The National Language (in Israel's case Hebrew); Sport; Art and Music. Other electives can be chosen. More Renaissance men and women are needed not less.

The word "educere" comes from the Latin, to bring forth from within. Some guidance is required but people learn best when their curiosity is sparked.

Elliot Brill

Thanks for that Rabbi Lazer. There are so many people walking about with college degrees doing mundane jobs or no jobs. People study all sorts of obscure & useless subjects at colleges, but Torah study is beneath them. For many parents sending their children to university is almost holy, Heaven help us.


Rav Arush stresses in Garden of Peace (which I urge all men to read, by the way!) that the ketubah says husbands are obligated to support their wives, so they need to get a job if they need income. It is hard to get a job without a degree, or some kind of professional training, so if people want to fulfill their ketubah isn't this what they should do? It can be combined with Torah study, such as at places like Touro and Yeshivah University. Anyway, Pirkei Avot 2:2 says that we must combine Torah study with work, and the Talmud rules that parents are obligated to teach their sons a trade. When a large proportion of Orthodox Jews do no work or only work under the table, this is a great chillul Hashem making the secular look down on them and Torah, Hashem forbid. Orthodox Jews should be in all professions (ideally part-time), even those requiring years of university study, because all these Jews will have the opportunity to fulfill many mitzvot through these jobs, and show the secular that one can contribute to the practical functioning of society and still spend much time in Torah study and prayer.


Right on lazer ! May the day be coming that caltech berlin university oxford stanford MIT and harvard are the students of those whove mastered the pardes of torah like the gra and baba sali !

Esther Rachel

How does this relate: each hour is associated with unique numerical
value increments of the 144 letter
pair vowel combinations of G_ds name.

I only can understand some of this but
is this also fractions or parts of an hour?

Barry Shapero

Thank you. this post and the last one are both a breath of fresh air (deep breath of TRUTH). There is so much nonsense and blindness around, it is refreshing to see these in print and up front. May the growing light of Chanuka finally reach the target and open everyone's eyes.
Chanuka Samauch
Barry (Thornhill Canada)

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