Thursday, February 28, 2008

"Your selfless commitment to Torah education
Generously framed by your kindness and compassion
Is the canvas upon which is drawn the brilliant landscape
Of Yiddishkeit and the leadership of tomorrow"


(No idea who wrote it but liked it a lot.)

11 comments:

Dovid said...

Bit too convoluted, don't you think? I had to read and reread it a few times, and the picture is still hazy.

the sabra said...

Not at all. But the chance that someone MIGHT think it 'convoluted' made me like it even more ;)

Dovid said...

OK, so if not convoluted, it is for sure arbitrary. It could just as well have said that the kindness is the canvass and the commitment the frame. And that randomness is why it's convoluted. I generally like analogies, but when the analogy is random and the parts are interchangeable, and there is no rhyme and reason, well, I usually don't get it.

the sabra said...

I don't know WHAT ur on about. This is a perfectly simple praise (and subtle request for future donations) worded in a bit more of a 'fun' way.

The ikkar is the landscape which is the future of Judaism. The canvas is the Torah committment, the frame is the kindness and compassion.

Now what?

Dovid said...

Oh, I dunno. I'm just picking a fight...

the sabra said...

Oh go get a blog..

Dovid said...

I'm trying to expropriate this one!!

the sabra said...

(had to dictionary.com that one)

b'kef

Dovid said...

Ha! So you respond with a word you know I wouldn't recognize (and which dictionary.com can't define, either)?

the sabra said...

heeheee i bichlal didn't intend that but hey that's pretty funny.

b'kef (arabic/israeli slang)= with fun. (kiilu 'with pleasure')

oy can't explain it. u have to live it.

the sabra said...

hayu yamim