Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Gittin it on!

R' Dovi Fischer, shiur assistant of the largest shiur in MYP, has pointed out that our student body is once again suffering due to irresposibility on the part of our admninistrators: we still don't know which masechet (tractate) we'll be learning next year. Admittedly, I haven't personally been privy to the politics and machinations behind this indecision, but enough is enough. The time has come to put it to a vote of the Rashei Yeshiva and follow a simple plurality.

Why is this such a big deal? Depending on what the final choice is, students may have purchased seforim for the wrong masechet at the SOY Seforim Sale, which I am told was marketing Bava Batra as next year's selection. But the consequences of this are much farther-reaching than having a few extra Rashbas and Ritvas: many students (myself included) would have liked to choose which shiur they would register for based on which masechet the yeshiva will be learning. Not only does this have ramifications for which sections of Bible one registers for (or gets locked out of), it's also a question of overall workload and credit limits.

We want masechta, masechta now!

3 comments:

Tzvi Feifel said...

"R' Dovi Fischer, shiur assistant of the largest shiur in MYP, has pointed out that our student body is once again suffering due to irresposibility on the part of our admninistrators"

I wonder if he really pointed it out like that... :)

Ibn Avraham said...

I vote Gittin!

Anonymous said...

"many students (myself included) would have liked to choose which shiur they would register for based on which masechet the yeshiva will be learning."

are you even planning learning the yeshiva mesechta? or is it just brachos which is below you?