Monday, August 21, 2006

Children in skullcaps



Kids שאקעלינג away

Looks familiar, no? It kind of makes of you wonder what makes kids in our Chadorim so special if others do it too, and in an even more stringent environment. Obviously, the specialty is not in the curriculum. That's where Chassidus comes in, telling us that we're not special because we "behave better than them", or dress more איידל than them, because there are often times that we may not be "better" or more "איידל" than others, and then what do we say? It's the inherent difference of אשר בחר בנו מכל העמים , that Hashem chose our physical bodies and made them the "chosen ones So, even if their women wear veils, even if they pray 5 times a day, and even if their kids "learn" more in school, we still are the עם סגולה.



See the NYT related article



One thing's for sure; there are quite a few מלמדים out there who can only hope for such classroom control and discipline........

9 comments:

zezmir said...

HT!

What up - having a rough day?

Did anyone realy think that our chadorim were special beacuse the kids are the only religious kids in the world?

Beacuse our chadorim are the best behaved?

Because Frum Yidden are Aidel or Tzniusdik?

Beacuse Yidden daven?

Or even beacuse were the "am segula"?

Say it aint so, H! I hope this post was just a result of a slow news day...

melamed said...

YOu bet I would like a class of kids this well behaved, and even more so, kids that I could convince to similarly blow themselves up! I could weed out a few rotten apples with ease that way.

But honestly, the circumstances arent the same. You cant validly compare them. An "out of town" yeshiva is usually pretty well behaved, and even a public school in suburbia is well behaved.

Hirshel Tzig said...

Melamed

this is not a school of suicide lessons, (although that may come later in life), the point is that no longer can Yeshivos boast of success solely based on the fact that they're the best due to a lack of violent and other incidents and good behaving kids.

melamed said...

It was a stupid boast in the first place, if it was ever made

Anonymous said...

If it was ever made?

That's all I heard as a kid!

Sinah said...

Well if in Cheder they could use the same means of punishment that they use there, we would behave more like them our parents however became "Americane Chocolete" and now kids are always in the right!

yehupitz said...

There are Maggid book and Kiruv book stories all over the place that have stories priding themselves over the zeesskeit and well-behavedness of our tayere yiddishe frume kinder! You never heard of this!? Even in Yehupitz I hear of it.

melamed said...

Gee, maybe I was just never that naïve…

Anonymous said...

you said "if it was ever made".