Letters from the Rosh Yeshiva Shlit"a

Appreciation, School, English Studies

בעזרת ה' יתברך-יום ד' פ' שמות, י"ח טבת, שנת תשעט


I received your letter.

I’m very pleased to hear that you are satisfied with our school; we have outstanding and talented teachers, which go to great lengths that the girls should grow up to be ehrlich, and continue building Klal Yisroel.

Regarding your daughters English, she cannot speak fluently yet etc.; this isn’t a result of our school, this is just the way it works with any child. While they are still young, they speak in their mother tongue, and gradually throughout their school years, they learn another language. We have students from both Williamsburg and Boro Park; true, the children from Boro Park have a fluent English, but when it comes to Yiddish it’s difficult for them. They end up translating every word before expressing themselves, and even then, their Yiddish sounds awkward. Vice versa, the students which come from Williamsburg, and their first language is Yiddish, have a hard time expressing themselves in English, but throughout the years they perfect it.

Thank Hashem for the wonders and miracles he did with you; you have a dear husband and beautiful children kein aiyin hora. You must thank and praise him for the past, and continue davening for the future; that your children grow up to be ehrlich and pure. Especially nowadays, the yetzer hora’s only goal is to entrap yiddishe neshomus; boys and girls from the most wonderful homes are being led astray. One must daven and say tehillim, and not spare any tears, in order to merit righteous children.