Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Ezzie's Blog Roundup, 5/23: Moody

I keep debating with myself as to whether I should post about something. And debating. And debating. Oy.

Straight to the roundup:

*Post of the Day*
Simply because it's a beautiful, uplifting post, and I want that right now: IfYouWillIt's Motorway Chatter.
As for the rest...

Abuse, and what to do about it:
S. points to a series of excellent comments:
Educator Paul Shaviv posted an excerpt from his forthcoming book on running Jewish high schools at Hirhurim. The excerpts are about charismatic rabbis/ teachers.
The comments are to this post on Hirhurim, which is one of the best I've seen on the abuse subject. "Protecting Our Children, Protecting Our Teachers"
Torah, and how it affects us today:
JoeSettler notes Rashi was right. (He also has a great ad.) Excerpt:
A weak people builds a wall because they are weak, afraid, and tired of fighting, but the longer they hide behind it, the more afraid they are to come out and fight what is besieging them.
Jameel notes an interesting case from the Israeli Supreme Court.

S. has a fascinating post on Midrashim, strange explanations, and the like. Excerpt (of an excerpt?):
An excerpt from the article:
The other day, the student was an eager young lady named Leah. I asked her the following question: If you were able to go back in time to the moment when Pharaoh’s daughter saw baby Moshe in his basket, what would you see? Would you see Pharaoh’s daughter requesting her maidservant to fetch the basket—as the pasuk tells us—or would you see her arm grow 25 feet long (like Mister Fantastic) and rope in the basket—as the Midrash says?
Miscellaneous:
Stacey has Cleveland pics!

Does Robbie simply have a knack for writing? Or for attracting jerks in public?
Blogiversarys:
Krum, Irina, & Shifra. Congratulations all!
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