The public deserves a knowledgeable response to what a leading secular Israeli news website wrote recently, “…the lack of core studies in Haredi education is liable to create serious illiteracy problems within Israeli society.” Really?
You know the old expression: Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me! Whoever coined that never learned Torah and didn't understand much about the human soul. There are plenty of adults walking around today with deep emotional scars that never healed because of a derogatory nickname that someone gave them when they were young. If that someone was a parent, it takes a miracle to heal the insulted child's soul, who grows up with a negative self-image that's worse than a physical handicap. Today's lesson is a must for any parent or for anyone who aspires to be a parent.
"You're carrying a monster," the doctor told the horror-struck expectant mother. "It's got two heads - you can see it right here on the sonogram. You should abort immediately!"
Stories like the above happen every day, even in Rabbi Lazer Brody's immediate family. Hear today's podcast - it can literally save lives.