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Re: FREE Jewish book or music every month after filling out form
« Reply #60 on: January 09, 2018, 01:25:08 PM »
It meant I agree and I enjoyed the reference, even if it is inside baseball.
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Re: FREE Jewish book or music every month after filling out form
« Reply #61 on: January 09, 2018, 01:27:32 PM »
Some are outright trash.
Some have questionable lessons.
Some are plain old boring and not a book I want to keep reading to my kids.
And some are worthwhile.

Either way, defintiely needs to be screened.
Percentage of worthwhile books ? (Other than 31.9% of course)

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Re: FREE Jewish book or music every month after filling out form
« Reply #62 on: January 09, 2018, 01:28:49 PM »
Percentage of worthwhile books ? (Other than 31.9% of course)
We keep maybe 15% of them.
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Re: FREE Jewish book or music every month after filling out form
« Reply #63 on: January 09, 2018, 01:29:01 PM »
It meant I agree and I enjoyed the reference, even if it is inside baseball.
Shouldn't be any inside stuff. Both you and I have quoted or referenced this maamar quite a few times, and the point must be hammered in over and over!!! There are no guarantees in life, and even with the best chinuch, we need סייעתא דשמיא, and davening. But as far as chinuch goes, I don't think the point could be stressed enough as how we and our kids yiddishkeit should NEVER depend on any שכר.

Was going to post the following in the Women driving thread as a followup to my post about kids chinuch, but I figure I'll just post it here, since we're discussing kids chinuch.

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Re: FREE Jewish book or music every month after filling out form
« Reply #64 on: January 09, 2018, 02:03:44 PM »
I've been uncomfortable with PJ Library's books for a while. The values most books promote goes directly against what I (and I imagine most frum parents) want my child to learn. The vast majority of books ended up in the garbage, but every now and then a decent book would show up.

Their Chanuka book just arrived, celebrating... intermarriage.

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Re: FREE Jewish book or music every month after filling out form
« Reply #65 on: January 09, 2018, 02:08:46 PM »
I've been uncomfortable with PJ Library's books for a while. The values most books promote goes directly against what I (and I imagine most frum parents) want my child to learn. The vast majority of books ended up in the garbage, but every now and then a decent book would show up.

Their Chanuka book just arrived, celebrating... intermarriage.

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True, but if you can screen them...
We keep maybe 15% of them.

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Re: FREE Jewish book or music every month after filling out form
« Reply #66 on: January 09, 2018, 02:10:12 PM »
True, but if you can screen them...

My keep rate was way less that that.
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #67 on: January 09, 2018, 02:12:24 PM »
I've been uncomfortable with PJ Library's books for a while. The values most books promote goes directly against what I (and I imagine most frum parents) want my child to learn. The vast majority of books ended up in the garbage, but every now and then a decent book would show up.

Their Chanuka book just arrived, celebrating... intermarriage.

Subscription canceled.
What kind of intermarriage we talking about? Canon - Nikon? Tall - Short?

No, don't tell me Chabad - Satmar?!
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #68 on: January 09, 2018, 02:14:07 PM »
What kind of intermarriage we talking about? Canon - Nikon? Tall - Short?

No, don't tell me Chabad - Satmar?!

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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #69 on: January 09, 2018, 02:16:08 PM »
You've never seen my wife, have you ;D
I've seen her shadow. (no, I'm not creepy at all)
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #70 on: January 09, 2018, 02:17:37 PM »
I've seen her shadow. (no, I'm not creepy at all)

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Re: FREE Jewish book or music every month after filling out form
« Reply #71 on: January 09, 2018, 02:40:20 PM »
My keep rate was way less that that.
If that's the case, thread title should be fixed. It should read something like SPEND TIME AND EFFORT SCREENING A BOOK EVERY MONTH
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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #72 on: January 09, 2018, 04:07:18 PM »
So thankful that I live in 2018, so I do not have to deal with these ridiculous issues.

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Re: free books for kids
« Reply #73 on: January 09, 2018, 04:32:38 PM »
So thankful that I live in 2018, so I do not have to deal with these ridiculous issues.
A. No need to have kids in 2018.
B. No need to get books in 2018, all online, kindle etc.
C. Judaism is overrated, no need for it in 2018.
D. No need for free stuff due to Trumps tax plan for 2018 you can pay retail for books.
E. No need to read to kids in 2018, that's what tablet time is for.
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Re: Free Jew&quot;ish&quot; Books For Kids
« Reply #74 on: January 09, 2018, 06:13:34 PM »
I would actually rather read another Disney/Arthur/berenstein bears/Sesame Street/etc book rather than any of PJs books.
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