gordond (gordond) wrote,

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random blatherings.

Well.... it's four fifty four... i've never so much wanted to sit down to the text of Gemora as I do now. Absence makes the heart grow fonder? that and the fact that I got the new french editions makes me happy. I don't want my children to be like those barely-able to speak / understand english kids in Brooklyn who know nothing but things related to judaism - hence why I'm getting the shas with french commentary.... make them know french if they want to use it. the old joke is : what do you call someone who knows three languages? tri-lingual. two languages? bilingual. one language? american. that won't fly in the davidescu household. hell, i think i might even help Julia learn french just so we can speak it exclusively to our future children so they'll be bilingual from early on, just like I was with Romanian. oh that's a really pleasant thought. i came up with a rule since we went to the ohlel and got so many lubavitcher books : ratio of at least 5 non-lubavitcher books to every one. which means i have a lot of non-lubavitcher books yet to get. that will come with time of course. damnit i can't not write. maria rilke, letters to a young poet, it says it all - and it is free online.

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