June: the month for a graduation ceremony

Tuvia Brodie,

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Tuvia Brodie
Tuvia Brodie has a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the name Philip Brodie. He has worked for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College and American Express. He and his wife made aliyah in 2010. All of his children have followed. He believes in Israel's right to exist. He believes that the words of Tanach (the Jewish Bible) are meant for us. His blog address is http://tuviainil.blogspot.com He usually publishes 3-4 times a week on his blog and 1-3 times at Arutz Sheva. Please check the blog regularly for new posts.

June is the month for graduation. Long ago, 'graduation' was a ceremony meant only for Junior high, high school and college/university students.

But today, graduation' has branched out. It's expanded: today, graduation is for everyone. 

We live in a world of 'equality'. That equality now means that even the 'young ones' get a graduation ceremony.

Today, 'graduation'  means a ceremony for elementary school. It means graduation for kindergarten. Depending upon school and location, that equality could also mean a graduation ceremony for your nursery-age children.

Have you ever gone to a kindergarten graduation ceremony? If you have, you'll probably remember three things:(1) it was too long; (2) it's a little amateurish; and (3), of course, the children (especially your own) were really cute.


I've found a videoed kindergarten graduation ceremony for you. This ceremony looks well-rehearsed. Truly, it isn't exactly amateurish 

The ceremony took place just a few days ago. it appears elaborate. You'd think children so young couldn't participate in such a production..

But as you're about to see, these children participate. They perform like, well, real troopers. Because of the elaborateness of the ceremony, I'd say the children in this video had practiced for this moment the entire year. That should tell you something about what they learn in school.

This video is an excerpt from a longer graduation program that was posted on youtube at the end of May, 2016. But, short as it is, I think you'll get the point.

It's less than 3 minutes. Take a look:  

t's been said that our children are our future. If that's true, you can imagine what the future will bring to these children.

The French, the EU, the US and the UN prepare yet again to pressure Israel to give the 'Palestinians' a 'future of peace' ("Wapo: Paris peace summit onset of diplomatic onslaught on Israel", Arutz Sheva, June 2, 2016). I think these children prepare for a different kind of future.

What do you think?