Friday, May 23, 2008

The Far Side... going linky this week.

--Culled from the Hirhurim round-up--

Please see the following worthwhile pieces from Rabbi Breitowitz and also one from Rabbi Frand...

What??...I'm shouting?!...Hold on, let me turn the music down...

Sorry about that, where were we?

Rav Frand's piece is fairly topical given the current state of affairs in Eretz Yisroel. However, you will notice that it was written in 2003 so please do not take it to represent any sort of stance. It is what it is, his customary "big picture" approach to Klal Yisroel and Judaism.

In the spirit of Lag Baomer Rabbi Breitowitz's two pieces tackle an old argument in a well written, thought out and clear headed manner.

And yet, as a commented at Hirhurim...
With all due respect to Rabbi Breitowitz (and I mean that, these two links give a good representation), his two articles are a crystallization of much of what is missing in today's orthodox education.

His two articles are well written and contain clear, level-headed thinking...hence the danger, because there is a glaring omission.

Where is article No. 3!? The logical third piece should lay out "Entering the Torah-only World: Pros and Cons", just as the second does so well for the professional world.

Alas, I see no link 3.