Jewish education was compulsory for the Orthodox; they had Hebrew lessons in the mornings and English ones in the afternoons. “Danny attended the small yeshiva established by his fathers. Outside of the Williamsburg area, in Crown Heights, I attended the yeshiva my father taught.” Already you see how the setting of the homelands influenced the fathers, who as rabbis would create the settings for their people in New York, influencing the development of the children and students. “This yeshiva [Reuven’s father’s] was somewhat looked down upon by the students of other Jewish parochial schools of Brooklyn; it offered more English subjects than the required minimum, and it taught its Jewish subjects in Hebrew rather than Yiddish. Most of its students were children of immigrant Jews who preferred to regard themselves as having been emancipated from the fenced-off ghetto mentality typical of other Jewish parochial schools in Brooklyn.” Those that went to Reb Saunder’s yeshiva were the children of the Russian Hasidic Jews, the boys who were all the smaller, less-bearded versions of their fathers, who, in turn, were the less powerful versions of Saunders, their rabbi.
Amos was treated kindly and was taught how to take care of himself. “It does a man no good to be free until he learns how to live...” When Amos Fortune lived in the Copeland household, he was instructed how to become a godly man. Not only were the Copelands extremely kind to Amos, but they were also Quakers. Weekly they went to church and taught their servant, Amos, to love God. Amos also learned how to read the Bible.
Parents often sacrifice themselves for the benefit of their children. In the novel, The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, Reb Saunders, a Hasidic rabbi, sacrifices his relationship with his son Danny. Danny doesn’t want to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a rabbi and tzaddik. After many years of struggling, Reb announces to his son’s friend Reuven, “Let my Daniel be a psychologist. I have no more fear now.
Sam says, “When I look back over my life, I realize that at the most critical stages, someone was there to reach me with exactly what I needed”(35). When Sam’s father divorced his mother that allowed him to venture out, and get into trouble, before he started getting into trouble his brother had introduced him to Reggie his martial arts teacher at the age of 10. So Sam had someone to look up to and teach him discipline. When Sam got into trouble remembering Reggie was a part of his life allowed him to reflect back on what he was taught, and confirmed there was a better road to travel. When Sam got into certain situations he remembered what Reggie taught him while taking Kung-Fu lessons, Sam was taught how to mediate.
the first thing that we can choose to look at would be at his school. they support him eith his education, reconizing his talent whtn other people could not and they transfer him to a private school in hope that he will achieve greater success there. not only did they want him to show his talents off, but they also wanted to make him feel comfortable at his new school so they placed him on the basketball team. They had Jamal's best intrestes in mind when doing so. another social insitiution is william, who not only supporst his writing talents, but also helps him gain confidence within his work.
[pic] James Baldwin (1924-1987) - born in New York, foster son of a clergyman and factory worker; the step-father, an evangelical preacher, struggled to support a large family and demanded the most rigorous religious behavior from his nine children; - Baldwin was an excellent student who sought escape from his environment through literature, movies and theatre; during the summer of his 14th birthday he underwent a dramatic religious conversion, partly in response to his nascent sexuality and partly as a further buffer against the ever-present temptations of drugs and crime; - youth minister at Fireside Pentecostal Assembly NYC 1938-1942 (storefront fundamental religion); gradually lost his desire to preach as he began to question
There is an expectation that a final decision is now needed in a month from now. This is ridiculously long ! It should never have taken this long and it appears as though the Purchasing group doesn't seem to know what they're doing ? The 1 month deadline is impossible to meet, with provision of a solid, long-term solution. This will bring the total time-line to 1 year !
Elie Wiesel, the author of Night, grew up in the small Hasidic Community of Sighet in Transylvnia, Romania. He was a rather religious and sentimental young boy, who wanted to be guided in the studies of the cabbala. He asked his father to find him a master, but his father refused, which led to Elie finding himself a master, Moshe the Beadle. Moshe the Beadle was one of the first people to warn the other Jews of what was in store for them. Soon after his warnings other signs of change came about.
Simply stated, he is the man voted most likely to do anything in his senior yearbook. That anything turned out to be an English teacher, or better a life teacher, to a group of young men who were naive about the world they lived in and everything outside of their small boarding institution. Meet John Keating, the teacher played by Robin Williams in the influential movie Dead Poets Society. The teacher who used all aspects of the word ethos to motivate and transform his students’ lives. Ethos can be described as the nature, character, or unique values peculiar to a particular human being.
Reb Saunders raises Danny this way partly because it’s how he was raised, and it’s the only way he knew how. Also, because Danny is being trained to become a rabbi, Reb Saunders needed to teach his son compassion for others. Reb Saunders says this, “One learns of the pain of others by suffering one’s own pain . . .