Thursday, December 09, 2004

The President Gets it Right

It's so interesting. Everyone has their views on the reason for Channuka, some according to the way it actually says in the sources, some veeery strange. (Then there are those who go by the wrong position in the Gemora and are lighting according to Bais Shaamai, but that's a different story...a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing...)
But President Bush, tonight, in the official lighting of the White House Menora got it right! The names of the kids who lit the candles were Chaim, Menachem, and Miriam, but I'm sure that's just coincedence ;)
(Unless you remember Miss Straus-who's now Mrs. Someone Else-6th grade Navi-THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A COINCEDENCE!! Funny what you remember from grade school..)

5 comments:

DS said...

Interesting view on the subject :) I am flattered you included me on your list of blogs. However it makes me figgety that I must be more cognisent of what I write and the language I use. I don't think I'm up for the responsiblity yet. YB

flairrah said...

So funny cause I remember the same speech but I had it later in school and it wasn't by a miss straus, though it could have been by a Mrs. Straus. But you know truely, I think that some lessons stay with you for life. I still remember my 9th grade teacher (as removed from sixth grade as you are, I am from 9th) walking in (and I can see her standing there in front of the class) and saying if you think you don't have issues with the whole boy girl thing (I don't remember exactly how she put it) you are fooling yourself. I was so shocked cause hey there were some really frum girls in my class and I could not imagen them thinking about boys but anyway. That lesson stuck with me cause I learned that a lot of the time we lie to ourselves and only by admitting the truth can we actually deal with the issue. Yes I know this has nothing to do with your post but I don't feel like shifting it to my blog, so whatever. Bottom Lines- The stuff that we really get and believe sticks with us and the ones that don't think we understand and believe we really do, we are just lying to ourselves :) Have a great shabbos.

TRW said...

YB-Should I remove it?

anon said...

The kids name isn't Chaim. It's Tzvi. Very cute. I know them. But for some strange reason I can't watch the video on my computer. So frustrating!

Pamello said...

Mikreh - Rak MeHashem.