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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Blog Roundup: May 3, 2006

Dr. Marvin Schick once again addresses an important issue, the Lack of Inter-Orthodox Cooperation, which is hurting us so dearly, in my opinion. I believe it hurts us spiritually and financially. Spriritually because we and our children potentially are only exposed to a limited view of opinions in Orthodoxy and cannot learn to appreciate the vastness of Torah, the diversity of acceptable thought, and the other people who show incredible commitment to Torah even when they don't come to the same conclusions as our very insular circle of friends. Financially it hurts us to as our school system that was built by Orthodox Jews of all stripes is being pulled apart by lack of cooperation so great that it is near impossible to imagine a Chareidi school pooling their resources with a Centrist or Modern school to buy toilet paper at a better price.

BeyondBT has an article from a Guest Contributor "Sam Smith" entitled "Financial Realities In the Frum World." Take a look, especially at the discussion. Without actions, blogs can do little to solve the problems, but one hopes that the ideas and discussions generated will be taken home and implemented at a grass roots level.

Orthomom's comments section here and here, features discussion regarding grandparents and tuition. Check out the discussion and it would be interested to hear more throughts regarding tuition, grandparents, and the sustainability of it all. Does anyone whose parents are helping now think they will be able to do the same for their grandchildren?

Ariella of the Kallah Magazine and Blog follows up on my wedding gift post with a question of ethics regarding registries. She also has some other nice posts on chinuch that can be found here, here, and here. Take a look. She has a great sight and I wish her much success with her endeavors.

And, last but not least, I missed linking to this very nice post on finding a middle path regarding Yom Ha'atzmaut that was very nice.

I look forward to continuing writing more topics soon. Thanks for your readership.


Ariella said...

Thank you. After a day of much rudeness, it is nice to get a compliment -- and it is much appreciated.

SephardiLady said...

My pleasure Ariella.

Outoftown said...

Thanks for linking to me, SephardiLady.