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........