After I finished dental school, I interviewed at a yeshiva for the position of high school biology teacher. Even though my wife was keen on me making lots of money and actually working as a dentist, I had always wanted to teach and figured that I’d fit this in somehow. But my wife didn’t have to worry — I wasn’t offered the job and, apparently, it had to do with Aristotle.
I say this because that’s how the rosh yeshiva ended the interview — that he couldn’t hire me because I was “beholden to Aristotle,” even though I gave him the following explanation.
“If you follow my statutes and keep my commandments and you fulfill them; I will provide your rains in their proper time; the earth shall give forth its produce and the tree of the field shall yield their fruit. (Leviticus 26:3-4)
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