The truth within the joke

Two weeks ago my 7 year old told me the following joke that he had heard in school.
“What did the banana say to the apple?”
“I don’t know,” I replied
“Nothing. Fruit can’t speak”, my son answered.

That same day the Agudah Israel convention spoiler was published in the Yated concerning blogs and attacks on Daas Torah.
That night I thought about the joke my son told me. He’s right, fruit can’t speak. However, people can.

Several bloggers quickly posting about the Agudah’s statement about certain types of blogs. I chose a different route. I sent an email that night to an Agudath employee and the next morning I had a reply waiting for me in my email’s inbox.

Fruit can’t speak. People can.

7 thoughts on “The truth within the joke

  1. Neil Harris

    Prag:
    I was actually going to share a story that happened just last week. My son has been very ‘cranky’ towards night-time for a number of days. He finally broke down and said that due to construction next door to us, he’s been getting up at 6 instead of 7 and that’s why he’s so cranky in the evenings. You’re right, just by taking time to listen, we can improve relationships.

    To everyone else, I had not planned to post my letter, but will before Thursday along with sections of Rabbi Shafran’s response. My goal with this post was not say “ha ha, I wrote a letter”, but to show that communication is much more effective that just ‘blogging about why you don’t like what an organization says.”

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  2. Ezzie

    My goal with this post was not say “ha ha, I wrote a letter”, but to show that communication is much more effective that just ‘blogging about why you don’t like what an organization says.”

    Very true. To some extent, I think people are frustrated because this has often not been the case – attempts to communicate with certain organizations or to clarify certain statements have been met with a stony silence.

    I’m very curious as to the content as well…

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