January 27, 2019 7:38 pm at 7:38 pm #1668955jakobParticipant
do they have more homework then boys & need more study time at home for a full sunday off? (besides for already being off on Shabbos with a half day fridays)
do you think/feel boys should also be off on Sundays? in the east coast boys elementary schools sometimes go until 5:00pm on Sundays. do you think this is wrong?
why shouldn’t girls have school also on Sundays? what is your opinion?January 27, 2019 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #1669005
They’re not mechyiv to learn Torah, unlike boys, so they have less reason to go to school. Indeed, traditionally Jewish girls didn’t go to school altogether; they learnt at home from their mothers. Beis Yaakov only started about 100 years ago.January 27, 2019 9:23 pm at 9:23 pm #1669029GadolhadorahParticipant
Presumably, if their liumdei kodesh ciriculum is lighter, they can complete their secular studies in the usual weekday hours. Some girls’ schools use Sundays for field trips or other types of optional programs.January 28, 2019 2:20 am at 2:20 am #1669119WinnieThePoohParticipant
Not all girls schools are off on Sun. In E”Y, Sunday is a regular school day – and work day- for everyone.
There are girls schools in the US that have some classes on Sun as well.
For those that don’t:
On Sundays, boys do not learn secular studies, AFAIK. As others have said here, girls chiyuv for learning Torah is not equivalent to boys, and they have a different curriculum and do not need the Sun hours. I don’t think they davka give off Sun so they can study and do homework, although I think they do have more homework. assignments, projects etc than the boys, and I remember using many a Sunday to do mine (Having off erev shabbos afternoon and shabbos was not for that purpose). But if the default in the US is to close school on Sunday, then there has to be a good reason to open it – which is there for the boys – limud Torah, but not necessarily for the girls. Also keep in mind, that the girls’ teachers are women, often mothers with young families, who really need that day off. In E”Y every teacher works only 5 days a week, and gets a day off some other day during the week instead.January 28, 2019 7:42 am at 7:42 am #1669131FSMParticipant
They are supposed to be getting an education at home helping their mothers, raising their younger siblings. of course, that’s not usually what happens. Sleeping till noon is closer to the reality for many,January 28, 2019 8:46 am at 8:46 am #1669158anonymous JewParticipant
FSM, and you know that they sleep until noon ….January 28, 2019 8:46 am at 8:46 am #1669186anonymous JewParticipant
Joseph, Bais Yaacov started because more and more girls, ignorant of yiddiskeit ( even in chashuva families ) were becoming not religious. Also, learning from momma produced and replicated a lot of ignorance passing as halacha. The following is a true anecdote and I’m sure not an isolated incident. 50 years ago i was at one of my aunts home . Another aunt accused her of treifing a chicken . Why? The chicken was being cooked in a horizontal pot and momma always used a vertical pot. The answer? The aunt replied that sh ed had asked my grandmother why she used a vertical pot and she was told it was the only pot she had that was big enoughJanuary 28, 2019 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm #1669441nu.whats.the.hockParticipant
Chadarim need a heter to close, girls schools need a heter to be openJanuary 28, 2019 1:14 pm at 1:14 pm #1669450
NWTH: I like the way you put it. It is true, albeit not politically correct to so say.January 28, 2019 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #1669652anonymousParticipant
Teachers in girls schools are not paid enough to make them come in on Sundays. It’s a chessed they come in during the rest of the week.January 28, 2019 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #1669623
Girls need more time to work on their practical skills. School mostly teaches useless academic stuff.January 28, 2019 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #1669705
RY23: Agreed. It would be wonderful in the Beis Yaakovs taught baking, economics and housrwork.January 28, 2019 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #1669715GadolhadorahParticipant
Reb Yid is correct. Girls need time on sundays to learn “practical” skills such as learning when to usea “horizontal pot” versus “vertical pot” to cook a treif chicken and the importance of removing the plastic bag with the liver and other yucky “stuff” packaged inside the frozen whole chickens before placing them in the oven.January 28, 2019 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm #1669805funnyboneParticipant
Why not? Sunday is Shabbos sheini shel galus!January 28, 2019 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #1669812knaidlachParticipant
unfortunately SUNDAY had become a day different then other week days. this is not coming from torah, yiddishkeit.January 28, 2019 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #1670252
In the olden days, school for all girls and most boys was zero days a week. (People learned, but learning is not the same as attending school.)January 29, 2019 8:31 am at 8:31 am #1670353Maggid of PinskParticipant
my daughter gets home-schooled by my older brother on sundays and motzei shabbos, yiddishe kinderlech should not have time off, shes now by far best of her class, and knows tehillim baal pehJanuary 29, 2019 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #1670698
It’s a shame you don’t have what it takes to home-school your own daughter.January 30, 2019 7:39 am at 7:39 am #1670888Geordie613Participant
Funnybone, That is a quote from Rav Sholom Schwadron.
In Manchester and Gateshead girls do go to primary school on Sundays.January 30, 2019 7:40 am at 7:40 am #1670869Maggid of PinskParticipant
rebyidd23, i will homeschool her once she turns 9 and cant be with her uncle anymore
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