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Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Plight of the BT continued

Poor Ezzie. He goes away for a couple days and his blog is hijacked by his friendly guest posters.

In relation to the article I cited in this post a few days ago, David from Soccer Dad responded with the other side of the coin, to which I had to counter.

Check it out!


  • By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/31/06, 8:19 PM  

  • Book recommendation: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/1/06, 1:47 PM  

  • Hi!!!
    I hope you had a great summer!!!!

    By Blogger kasamba, at 9/2/06, 7:40 PM  

  • Anon - Own it, have read it and have recommended it to others. Any particular reason for the recommendation?

    Kasamba - Good to see you back!

    By Blogger Shoshana, at 9/3/06, 1:19 AM  

  • ooh thanks for putting links to these posts... i tried to keep up but i missed half of it so had no idea what was going on.

    and when ezzie goes away, the guest bloggers come out to play!

    By Blogger ~ Sarah ~, at 9/5/06, 2:41 AM  

  • Both my wife and I read the original article and, while it struck us as not quite "politically correct", we both thought it rang true. I didn't think she was putting down BTs; rather, I thought she was just simply listing the reasons why BTs may have a harder time than FFBs in passing on the frum way of life to the next generation.

    That being said, one aspect of the Charedi point of view is that passing on being frum to your kids is considered the most important aspect of being a parent, to the point where every decision is made with the view to whether it is going to increase or decrease the likelihood of the kids being frum, wheras for at least some BT's, while we would like our children to be frum, it is the not THE most important thing, and we don't make every decision on the basis of what effect it will have on the children's future frumkeit. For example, whether or not to maintain relationships with non-frum relatives, and the extent of those relationships, may be decided differently based on what you think is "right", versus what you think the effect will be on the children.

    By Blogger YM, at 9/6/06, 5:38 PM  

  • Sarah - You're welcome.

    YM -
    Thank you for your thoughts. You have a good point, though I think the author could have used a little sensitivity in how she stated her points.

    By Blogger Shoshana, at 9/6/06, 10:37 PM  

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