I am a Senior in a local mainstream high school, and i want to express a tremendous hacoras hatov to Yeshiva World News.
This seems pathetic, but true: the discussions in the “out of the mailbag” brought problems into public, erasing the confusion associated with so many problems in today’s world.
I will be staying home next year I”H, in addition to a large portion of my friends.
For me, that decision was made by my parents, long before i needed to worry about it. However, i had other friends who were still indecisive; they felt that they HAD to go due to the “pressure that society exerts on them”.
By bringing the topic of Seminary out of the closet and into public, people were able to voice their outrage over the absurdity of the seminary system, and their thoughts on how relevant it really is. That helped ease their consciences immensely; they were able to make the decision that was right for them, putting their fears aside.
I know it seems silly that they needed the reassurance of strangers to, but i think its in human nature to worry about what others think about you.
A big thank you, and may you continue to be the bearer of only good news! may we be zoche to see tomorrows headlines of the coming of Mashiach!