Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Live with Manis

I was going to post this yesterday, but then I posted something else, so I'll post it now. We, the Shluchim of YHSTW had a shiur/bs/farbie with Rabbi Manis Friedman yesterday. There were a couple basic points, which I will now proceed to expound upon. Firstly is the issue of a lack of responsibility among today's generation. Back in the good 'ol days people were proud to be Jewish, and knew that they represented Judaism among the masses. The result was Frum people. Now it's not like this.
All right, I know that the more things change the more things stay the same. I'm actually a big believer in this dictum. Are Bochurim today really that evil? Not evil, but misguided? Were the Bochurim of the 60's and 70's really so holy?
This leads us into the next topic: Bochurim of today have no willpower. Back in the day, if a guy fried out, it was because he wanted to become a doctor or a lawyer or a candlestick maker. But now? They don't want to be in Yeshiva, they don't want to be in college, they don't want to be at home. They just don't know.
Ditto for my previous editorial comment. And now, last, and perhaps least, comes the story of a wonderful and holy man. Um, I mean the fact that Bochurim now refuse all commands. They simply refuse to do what they're told to do. Simple as that. Why do they refuse? Oppositional defiance syndrome was my guess. And my solution? Medication. These guys would love to be drugged up anyway, right, so why not give 'em the opportunity?
My pet theory is that King Solomon was right, and there's nothing new under the sun. Whether people have simply forgotten, or chosen to ignore the problem, it was, is, and will be an issue until the coming of the Messiah.
Now for some joy, I recently started posting my blog on some sort of Jewish blog type thing, so hopefully more people will read it.

2 comments:

EP@chabad said...

Why do they refuse? Oppositional defiance syndrome was my guess. And my solution? Medication. These guys would love to be drugged up anyway, right, so why not give 'em the opportunity?

LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

hey buddy bochurim today are same as in the 60's...sex is sex