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Unread 11-15-2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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I saw a while back while I was visiting somewhere an interesting situation.

So you have a guy and his family on shlichus, and they've opened up a school for the community, and so the shliach puts his kids in the school. These schools are rarely for boys or girls only, but are usualy coed, and so I saw it happen that the shlaichs daughter and the ba'al koreh's son (very frum MO, his father is a huge lamdan) were the same age, were in the same class, and by 4th grade or so were the only kids in their grade, had known each other from the cradle, they were the only two frum kids of the same age so naturaly they've struck up a strong friendship.

so what do you do when they finaly turn 12 or thirteen? (the school goes through 8th grade or 14 years of age, so they'll still be in class together.)
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Unread 11-15-2008, 08:03 PM   #2
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I saw a while back while I was visiting somewhere an interesting situation.

So you have a guy and his family on shlichus, and they've opened up a school for the community, and so the shliach puts his kids in the school. These schools are rarely for boys or girls only, but are usualy coed, and so I saw it happen that the shlaichs daughter and the ba'al koreh's son (very frum MO, his father is a huge lamdan) were the same age, were in the same class, and by 4th grade or so were the only kids in their grade, had known each other from the cradle, they were the only two frum kids of the same age so naturaly they've struck up a strong friendship.

so what do you do when they finaly turn 12 or thirteen? (the school goes through 8th grade or 14 years of age, so they'll still be in class together.)
Boarding school? They have to prevent possible immodest behavior.

In general, people who grow up in such close proximity tend not to get married and relate more like siblings.
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Unread 11-16-2008, 05:24 AM   #3
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I can say from personal experience that when my father saw that starting to happen with me I skipped a grade! Obviously, that wasn't the only reason, though. What is usually done is that one/both of them go to school away from home. On the rare occasion the shliach may take the kid out of school and home-school them.
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See this letter, in which the Rebbe writes:

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... It is primary and important that I see that your work is dedicated to educating girls in particular--meaning to say that you maintain with all firmness necessary the segregation between boys and girls in their education. Anyone with knowledge of education certainly needs no explanation concerning the most serious importance of such segregation, beginning from the youngest age. For this [segregation] is not only relevant with regard to the obligation of the male and female students to observe Mitzvos, i.e., in reaching the ages of Bar Mitzvah and Bas Mitzvah. Rather, it is relevant many years beforehand, for the habit of the little boy and girl becomes their nature in the following years, and so on. This is easy to understand.

Igros Kodesh, Vol. 25, p. 2.
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