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Sunday, December 13, 2009

"Talmidim are Fuming"

I referenced a teachers strike in 2008 and here we are at the end of 2009 and I am referencing yet another strike, this time in Bnei Brak. After six months of non-payment the school's rabbonim simply didn't show up to class and apparantely the " 'talmidim are fuming' at the fact the rabbonim have decided to strike."

What a mess. Perhaps now is a good time to introduce the talmidim to the basics of economics so they fume productively.


yagayaga said...

last June my son's rebbe came to school in his winter coat and gloves because he had just recd his January paycheck...

Anonymous said...

Makes me wonder where that high tuition is really going.

David said...

The Orthodox Rabbinical leadership is failing when it comes to financial issues. This is especially true in the communities where Da'at Torah is practiced.

It is sad.

Miami Al said...

David, they haven't failed. They have modeled themselves on the Ward bosses of the black community with patronage jobs and government handouts and the corrupt cult leaders that urge their followers to give them all their worldly possessions and have faith in the lord.

They have mastered those lessons very well.

What's frustrating is that we'll argue about silly stuff like Messianism in Chabad instead of dealing with a culture of corruption and big city machine politics, and let them run a school system that teaches a revisionist history that creates a historical precedent to justify their behavior.