Monday, January 16, 2006

Martin Luther King Day

I have a day off from work with all my kids in school - a pleasant break. I'm not going to suggest that they get the day off, but would it be so bad if in yeshiva kids were taught a little history of the civil rights movement and what King represented? Believe me, I am as far from liberal as you can get on issues of affirmative action, but one can be sensitive to issues of racism, tolerance, and respect for all people without entering that debate.

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  1. I plan on including this in the next edition of Haveil Havalim.

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  2. Interestingly, I told my kids I was off because it was MLK day. My 6 year old asked me, who was that, was he a king?

    Note: My above comments should not be taken as being either pro or con teaching kids about MLK day. It was just meant as an amusing story.

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  3. Anonymous8:40 PM

    Priorties:Because learning Torah trumps all(even MLK day).

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