A Moment in School to Save the World – Parts 1, 2 and 3

PART 1: 10 Shevat 5743 / 24 January 19’83

There is only one way to ensure that a child grows up to be decent and upright. He must be taught to begin each day by acknowledging G-d, the Creator, Who wants this world to be governed by morality and holiness. He must know that G-d is above and beyond every human being, yet is a personal G-d Who is aware of everything the child does.

PART 2: 12 Tammuz 5744 / 12 July 19’84

Many parents rely on the public school system to rear their children into mature, responsible adults. Their children are thus imbued with the values of this country’s sense of pride: That “My own power and the strength of my hand have brought me my success.” But with this approach unchecked, they will grow up to use their education to achieve their own selfish desires. If at the beginning of the school day, children are given a moment to reflect on the moral values which their parents instruct them, they will come to understand that the knowledge they are taught in school is for the sake of benefiting others, even before themselves. And “the children will bring their parents back,” by asking them every day: “I have to go to public school now, and my teacher is going to tell me to think — you must tell me what to think about.”

PART 3: 10 Shevat 5743 / 24 January 19’83

Some people claim that the U.S. Constitution’s separation of religion and State is a legal basis to eliminate acknowledgement of G-d from the public arena. This ignores the reason why the First Amendment was enacted: to protect the freedom of religious expression of the citizens of this country. The repression in our time of the democratic right to religious expression goes against the intention that the framers of the Constitution had for the First Amendment. Furthermore, studies show a much lower rate of delinquency in the U.S. among children who are raised with G-d as a basic part of their lives, compared to children who are not. It is the responsibility of the American people to assert the true spirit of the law, especially because the well-being of the society depends on this.

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