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This protest, mentioned in my earlier post, in case you want to look it up yourself, is more commonly known as the 1943 Jewish March on Washington.
As you said, being an ohr lagoyim means that we are beacons of light, morality etc.
Is it morally correct for anyone to stand by while others are being murdered in cold blood?! Is that how you plan on representing God and showing to the world our derech eretz. By just not caring and standing by while a genocide unfolds? Often quoted is a protest where a group of some of our biggest gedolim stood in front of the white house and protested for the saving of European Jewry. If they had the same mindset as you, what would have happened to us?
You are absolutely right. I did stretch things a little too far in the earlier post. Regardless, I would like to still highlight the fact that we often pour our lots of anger to countries, such as Britain, or people, such as FDR, who failed to take any action early enough, or at all for that matter, concerning our fate. We are being no different than them now. We know how it feels to be persecuted, and we hold memorials and we remember this tragedy for a long time afterward, yet we are unwilling to recognize that some others are going through the exact same fate, and those who do realize it, view it as something that doesn’t concern them, and pretend to be innocent bystanders. This is not how a Jew full of morals should act.
If another group is being persecuted, it is the job a the Jewish Nation to stand up, be a light onto the nations, and not stay in a small selfish bubble with things that only concern them. By not standing up, we are practically inviting another holocaust. Apparently, it’s ok if it happens to anyone but us. We cannot be so egocentric.
All this makes me wonder who will still be willing to save us when we face the next holocaust. If we don’t care about others, who should care about us?!
It is my opinion that we cannot let this persecution go ignored, and I think we Jews have an even stronger duty to speak out for their persecution. This is a repeat of the holocaust, just for another minority. They are being herded into camps with guards and barbed wire, in “reeducation” centers where they are tortured. Everyone kept assuming the reports about the holocaust were unverifiable and therefore worthy of being ignored, until it was too late, and there was six million less on this planet. We cannot let the genocide of another religious group go unnoticed, yet then expect help and look down upon those who don’t give it when we are put in a similar situation.
@ujm. I disagree with you. I believe it is right to balance spirituality with an worldly profession, as I believe God does not want us to stay secluded, but rather interact and engage with the outside world, provided it is done in a kosher manner. edited rather adopt the view of Rabbi J. B. Soloveitchick. Differences aside, I appreciate the help from Always Ask… and Reb Shlomo. If anyone has any other suggestions for specific school, it would be greatly appreciated.
Pirkei Avos 2:2:
Rabban Gamaliel the son of Rabbi Judah Hanasi said: excellent is the study of the Torah when combined with a worldly occupation, for toil in them both keeps sin out of one’s mind; But [study of the] Torah which is not combined with a worldly occupation, in the end comes to be neglected and becomes the cause of sin. And all who labor with the community, should labor with them for the sake Heaven, for the merit of their forefathers sustains them (the community), and their (the forefather’s) righteousness endures for ever; And as for you, [God in such case says] I credit you with a rich reward, as if you [yourselves] had [actually] accomplished [it all].
I am already dorming as our city does not have a Jewish secondary education, yet both me and my parents are frustrated by the lack of school in the orthodox world that actually care and place significant emphasis in trying to get their students into universities.
@Ts Baum and others
Some of you do not agree with my view towards the importance of secular education but you should know that regardless of how many snappy comebacks you put down, I value all education and my opinion on that matter will not budge, therefore leaving your ridiculing here useless.
Thanks, I’m looking for high-schools that offer the necessary level in order to have an Ivy Leauge University option available, although another University may be chosen after graduation. A place where a student can theoretically, with what the school offers, make it to Harvard or another University of that caliber.
Really anywhere in the United States. I’m looking for ones that do not just strive for the minimum amount of time, but go beyond. Approx. half the day with Limudei Kodesh, maybe even if they start secular studies after mincha. Really any school that follows an orthodox/modern orthodox viewpoint, and not some blurry line conservative. None of that.
I have looked into the one in Chicago, know as Fasman Yeshiva Highschool, yet from what I know, they only spend 40min per class, and most teachers do not have time to cover the entire curriculum during the school year.
Thank you very much Gadolhadorah and others. I am inquiring about yeshiva specifically offer programs like AP which can provide you with an opportunity to enter a good University. If anyone has any specific schools in mind, please let.me know. Ones that offer dorms would be even better.
What I mean is schools who value secular education, and do not do it to merely fulfill government mandates, offering several different levels of math, etc.