Monday, September 8, 2008

Do you like it?


While reading today’s NY Post, I became very disheartened by the article about a transgender professor at YU. (sighted by VIN) I felt it was necessary for me to point out some definitions.
Tolerance: the acceptance of the differing views of other people, e.g. in religious or political matters, and fairness toward the people who hold these different views
Acceptance: the realization of a fact or truth and the process of coming to terms with it
Now I'm a pretty tolerant guy, but if I choose to send my child to an institution that has frum jewish ideas, then I expect the staff will be supportive of those ideas both in and out of the class. So what if it's a poetry class. And just because you have the convictions of your faith doesn't mean you are a whacko. Do I have friends who are religious that are shall we say different? yes. But once you come out in public, it's like slapping people across the face. If I were to decide I can openly eat treif, and still be frum, would you want me as your role model? I'll tolerate this guys decision, but to make it seem as if there is no problem is a problem within itself. To accept it without comment is ridiculous.

3 comments:

Lion of Zion said...

one can deliberate the issue from today until tomorrow. but from a tachlis perspective, YU has no choice but to hire non-frum (or even anti-frum) teachers or those who otherwise flout YU's preferred standards. to do otherwise would put YU at the risk of losing tens of million of dollars of government aid, ensuring that the institution close down.

Lakewood Falling Down said...

Follow the money!

Nikki Flores said...

Question: Is this teacher Jewish?