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Perfectly Imperfect

Parshat Achre-Mot/Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1 - 20:27)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/perfectly_imperfect_20060505

I worry about children who are told they must get every answer correct. I worry about kids told there's no room for second best. I worry about the child who must always be the star. If we demand success each time, and leave no room for failure, our children's dreams will shrink to fit their certainties. They will play it safe and never try too hard, never reach too far, never put too much of themselves into any pursuit. It is entirely possible to exalt the mind while crushing the soul.

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