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24 Tamuz 5776
Parashat Matot
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Kaplan Quote of the Week

Weekly Quote from Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, z"l (1881-1983)
...what a mother wants her child to be determines the weal and woe of the nation.

[Regarding the importance of education:] I illustrated by a story of one of the collectors employed by the Bureau. As he came to one of the families to collect the monthly tuition fee of the one dollar, the mother of the boy put him off by promising to pay him the next month. Upon his insistence that she pay at once, she told him that her husband was out of work and the grocer's bills had not been paid and they had to go without breakfast that morning. This so moved the young man that he took a dollar and gave it to the woman, saying to her that she could pay it back to him next month. As he turned to go the woman followed him and insisted that he take the dollar as tuition fee for the child.

From Communings of the Spirit, Vol. I, page 67, Saturday, February 14, 1914; used with permission.

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