As I’m sure you’ll all agree, hearing about a specific cultural phenomenon from others just isn’t the same as experiencing and witnessing it first hand.
Thus, while on an intellectual level, I knew ahead of time that Rosh Chodesh Adar basically marks the end of the school year for Israeli high school seniors – hey, I even blogged about it! – I’m still surprised that the CTO has had so few classes over the past week and a half.
Today was a case in point.
After moseying on over to his yeshiva for an hour or two of shiur, he was back home by late morning and – in what can only be described as a classic example of life imitating art –watched “Ferris Bueller's Day Off”.
He enjoyed the movie* but was amused by the fact that American schools – in stark contrast to their Israeli counterparts - are strict about attendance…
* Who doesn’t? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? ;-)