Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Turkey Day

Wait? You mean it's vacation? Where? When did that happen?

Anyhow, in case anyone is wondering, I haven't had class since 5:30 yesterday, but I am currently sitting at my computer trying to simultaneously write a paper about the U.N.'s farcical redefinition of sovereignty and an experimental play about moving to Israel. Bad things could happen if I get them confused.

But I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving, whether you actually celebrate or not (and I don't wanna go there right now, thank you). Enjoy your day (or two) off from school/work. And don't have too much fun. If that's a problem, I can send you some of my work to do or something...


At 11/24/05, 11:57 AM, Blogger Frum Singles said...

How unfortunate that you pride yourself on the amount of hours that you put in. A true product of your enviornment. Authentic Torah pride as stated so beautfiully by Dovid Hamelech is in developing a "relationship" with Hashem. Sacrificing the best years of ones life for a piece of paper with latin writing on it including the words summa cum laude is a pitiful shame. Been there done that! NOw I know better!

At 11/24/05, 12:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Eli happy turkey day to you - there's nothing wrong with putting in hours today. This holiday celebrates some white goys starting to destroy another people's culture and race. What are we priding ourselves in? Do your friends today value beer, turkey, and football or their country (a relatively evil force in the world)?

Obviously you know what you value which is one of the most beautiful gifts Hashem gave us - the tree of knowledge. Keep studying, you'll make a great Jewish lawyer!

btw frum single the best years of your life are ALL OF THE YEARS that you are alive.

At 11/25/05, 6:42 AM, Blogger Stx said...

Wow Eli7, you'll never need ME to keep your ego down. Just blog about something and have it shot down.

Hope your Turkey Day was great (although I know how it was...why can't we stay off the phone?), and enjoy the rest of your work-free "holiday" weekend.

But yeah, I found something I agree with frum single on. The piece of paper with the obscure latin words on it is silly. I think you should switch to Barnard or something; then you wouldn't have those problems.

At 11/25/05, 8:15 AM, Blogger Eli7 said...

Frum Single, I agree with you that my purpose in life is to develop a relationship with Hashem, not earn a piece of paper with Columbia's crown and some Latin words on it. I know that.

And yes, I do sometimes get worked up in my schoolwork and sometimes I need a reminder that the A is not what makes or breaks my life. BUT I actually enjoy school, I like education, I think knowledge (even secular knowledge) makes me a better person and a better Jew, and I don't think there's anything wrong with forgoing Thanksgiving to write a paper on sovereignty.

Sorry, I just don't think there's anything wrong with it.

At 11/25/05, 12:04 PM, Blogger Frum Singles said...

Sure you enjoy school.. With enjoyment defined as proud to be at Columbia , killing yourself for a high GPA so you could ba aditted to a "top" law school, once admitted kill yourself to be "top 10" /law review" so that you could get an offer from a "big firm" once hired kill yourself so that youi could make "partner" once knighted as partner kill yourself to make rain so as to retain status or become senior partner, then when 40 single and alone realize that your life is empty and you were sold a bill of goods. Yes you are enjoying it..... My A**

At 11/25/05, 12:16 PM, Blogger Nephtuli said...

Wow, FS, that's a big assumption. Why not just assume she wants to go to a good school so she'll have options and not because she wants to work 80 hour weeks? Or maybe she wants to go to a top school because she'll have the oppurtunity to compete against the best which will force her to learn more? Not everyone who studies wants to be 40 and single.

At 11/26/05, 6:43 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Nephtuli, this may seem like a silly question but is there ANYONE who actually wants to be forty and single?

Chas v'shalom that Elisheva should have such a fate and for FS to be wishing that upon her and using some nivul peh to make her point is not very impressive and greatly diminishes from her tochachah.

At 11/27/05, 8:21 AM, Blogger Nephtuli said...


FS seems to like to make assumptions about people who dare take secular studies seriously or disagree with the standard right-wing positions on Halacha (he actually called me a liberal).

At 11/27/05, 9:41 AM, Blogger ClooJew said...

Hodu LaHashem Ki Tov!

At 11/27/05, 11:03 AM, Blogger Jeru Guru said...

I LOVE your blog. You are an inspiration. Hopefully I can write as well as you.



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