Monday, January 4, 2010

Yes we can

As many people by now know, I spent a year on Shlichus at MyYeshiva in Cottage Grove, MN. There haven't been that many Bochurim to come through the yeshiva, and even fewer Shluchim, but that's okay, because MyYeshiva wasn't established to be a place for the masses. Sure, it would be nice for the Yeshiva to have lots of kids, but that's really not what it's there for. The Yeshiva is there for the kids who might otherwise slip through the cracks, the kids who would be one and done at a cookie-cutter Yeshiva. I've never been in another Yeshiva where literally every member of the staff spends hours agonizing about each kid.

What's the issue then? The issue is that, without some serious help, MyYeshiva will close down. This would not be a good thing. What do I expect my fellow bloggers to do? Well, I hardly expect anyone to give some of the $620,000 that is needed to keep MyYeshiva afloat, but I'm sure everyone can think of something they can help with. For some people, that might mean joining the "Save MyYeshiva" thingie on FB, while for others it might mean not writing snarky comments on this here post (a difficult task, I know).

For more info, read the following links:

Yeshiva Blues
-American Jewish News

Saving Yeshiva High-The Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Media, Citizens, Help To Save Minnesota Yeshiva-Lubavitch.com

17 comments:

Crawling Axe said...

What’s the link to the FB thingie? Why don’t you invite everyone to it?

The Real Shliach said...

http://apps.facebook.com/causes/425593?m=b9234d77

I don't like to invite people to things in FB, because I don't like being invited to things in FB, and I try not to do to others what they would not like to have done to me.

The Real Shliach said...

Sorry, what I would not like to have done to me.

e said...

Is this comment non-snarky enough for you? (You knew I was gonna say something like this.)

The Real Shliach said...

We are very proud.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

The Real Shliach said...

Once again, we wonder why it is that people would leave spam with no obvious spam-like attributes. What exactly is the point?

Crawling Axe said...

How do you know it’s spam? Because what he said is obviously fallacious?

The Real Shliach said...

First of all, why is what he said fallacious?

I know it's spam because I've seen the exact same comment on three or four other blogs in the last few days.

Crawling Axe said...

I wasn’t saying it was fallacious. I was asking if your belief in its fallacy is your reason. (Although I don’t necessarily think that your older posts are not as good as your newest ones.)

Maybe he is not original in the form of his praises. What, you want him to invent a new way of saying “I like your blog” every time he has to say it?

The Real Shliach said...

True, true.

If he wasn't leaving multiples of this comment on the same blog...

the editor's brother said...

snark

The Real Shliach said...

Really? That's it?

e said...

I thought of a new way to obnoxious: I can leave faux spam with insidious, ostensibly unintentional messages.

The Real Shliach said...

As always, e, you're going from strength to strength.

e said...

New heights of obnoxiousness await my surmountage!

The Real Shliach said...

I can't wait to see the results.