web analytics
August 28, 2014 / 2 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



She’ Aino Yodaya Lishol

Twenties-032913

There’s a butterfly outside, I’m almost positive just like I was that there were monsters in my closet a couple of days ago but they disappeared right when Daddy went to check because they’re really smart and they knew that if my Daddy saw them he would make them leave because he’s big and strong and people listen to him and even monsters do too but he’s not scary, really, only maybe to people who aren’t so nice to me which isn’t a lot of people because I’m very friendly and people like to pinch my cheeks and say how cute I am and give me candy which I don’t mind because I really like candy and…

So Josh said there’s like this Jewish thing happening and it has something to do with Passover. He was trying to convince me to go with him but I don’t know… I mean, I’m not really invested in all this religious stuff yet; yeah, I know there was a Pharaoh and Moses (I think they call him Moshe) and the great exodus but I don’t know their traditions or even how to read this little Hebrew booklet they call a haggadah, whatever that means. Honestly, I’m scared. I don’t want to look like this uneducated boor in front of them and make all these mistakes which is ironic considering how much more worldly I am compared to them. There are a couple of chilled rabbis but I don’t really think they’re rabbis, they’re too normal…Besides, Josh is the one who’s all into this stuff, not me. Do I find it interesting? Yeah, but even though I’m into the whole “roots” thing, I just don’t know…Maybe I will go, it couldn’t hurt; I’ll probably never see these “religies” again anyway…

When you think of the Arbah Banim of Pesach you probably have four typical pictures that automatically spring to mind, probably the Artscroll illustrations from your childhood Haggadah. There’s the chacham, the really intelligent looking guy with glasses, a white button down shirt, black suit pants and thumbs that are perpetually upturned as he asks his “kashas.”

Then comes his evil twin, the rasha, in a t-shirt and ripped jeans, maybe smoking a cigarette and with an annoying smirk on his face that makes you just want to punch out his teeth already. (Hey, wait…)

The tam is next, a generally average boy with a look of perpetual confusion on his face who might be wearing mismatched socks and a shirt that’s a little too big, matched with pants that are a little too small, or something of the like.

Last is the “ayno yodaya lishol.” The typical picture is the baby who honestly just doesn’t know what’s going on, lost in his own little world of oblivion (closet monsters included). You tell him a nice little story but that’s it.

However, the aino yodaya lishol is not merely just a little kid. He is anyone at all who just simply does not know how to ask, whether scared, uneducated, or yes, young. He represents the people who simply do not know enough yet to ask the serious questions of the chacham, not just that they are too young or incapable. So you tell him the basics, give him the foundation. With the right amount of cultivation, he too can continue to grow until he begins to ask the brilliant questions worthy of attaining the title chacham. He can get there; he’s just not there yet. With your help though, he could be there soon, asking the questions you can’t even answer. Because the majority of these people, curious children and hesitant newcomers alike, all have questions. Give them the right answers.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “She’ Aino Yodaya Lishol

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Chief Hezbollah terrorist Hassan Nasrallah.
Israeli Arabs Arrested for Lebanon Ties
Latest Sections Stories
Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot together in concert.

Almost immediately the audience began singing and clapping and continued almost without stop throughout the rest of the concert.

Mordechai-082214-Armoire

As of late, vintage has definitely been in vogue in the Orthodox community.

Einhorn-082214-Water

Stroll through formal gardens, ride mountain bikes, or go rock climbing.

As they fall upon us we go
To the WALL.

One minute you’re shaving shwarma off a pit, then the shwarma guy tells you he read a (fake) WhatsApp that the boys are dead.

I probe a little deeper and Shula takes me into the world of phantom pains and prosthetic limbs.

This went on until she had immersed eighty times, and then Hashem at last took pity upon her.

Because Menachem lives in Israel, he can feel the ruach in the air.

Perhaps you can reach a compromise during this news frenzy, whereby you will feel more comfortable while he can still follow the latest events.

Leon experienced the War of Independence from a soldier’s perspective, while remaining true to his Jewish ideals and beliefs.

Chabad of Arizona centers recently hosted an evening of remembrance to mark the 20th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

More Articles from Sara Ben-Zvi

When you wake up in the morning, and see the sunlight streaming into your room, do you say thank you to the One Who deserves thanks the most?

Twenties-032913

He is anyone at all who just simply does not know how to ask, whether scared, uneducated, or yes, young. He represents the people who simply do not know enough yet to ask the serious questions of the chacham.

Sixty years after the liberation of Auschwitz, the media all over the world have been full of programs, reports, stories and tributes to the survivors of the Holocaust. Yet how does one pay tribute – a true tribute – to those who perished?

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/magazine/teens-twenties/she-aino-yodaya-lishol/2013/03/29/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: