The more pleasing or sweet something or someone else is, the more the other wants to come closer to it.
Wealth or spiritual inspiration?
Which of these two desperate needs would it be? As he weighed the options in his mind, the Rabbi’s words of the night before came back to him
We want to see kids develop themselves, not develop who you want them to be. We want to teach kids to get into the learning process, without worrying about the outcome.
Surely there has to be a better format for school, that doesn’t require most of the students to take Ritalin just to make it through the day?
Sometimes, a person needs to ask themselves, “Am I in this world to sanctify G-d’s Name or my own name?”
The yetzer hara seems to have smuggled itself into our schools under the disguise of “exclusivity” and is here to stay. So now the real question is: how do we fight it?
While it is true that providing for one’s family is not a responsibility to be shirked, the issue is more what is deemed the priority of Jewish education.
We want our kids to continue learning Torah in a chareidi environment, just to also get the skills they need.
The Midrash relates that the Pharaoh survived the Plague of the Firstborn (even though he was a firstborn) and the Splitting of the Red Sea (even though the rest of his army drowned)
Under the Prussian system of regimentation and learning by rote, most students would also be willing consumers of the ideas and outlooks being fed to them.