You Know Everything About Chinuch?!

When a certain mechanech said that he “knows everything there is to know about chinuch,” the Rebbe objected and insisted that there’s always more to learn.

Rabbi Yosef Minkowitz, the principal of Beis Rivkah Academy for girls in Montreal, Canada, relates:

I once personally heard a sharp comment on chinuch from the Rebbe that has shaped my worldview ever since.

There was a certain mechanech who had invested many years in education. This veteran educator, justly proud of his vast experience in the field, would say of himself that he has thirty years of chinuch behind him, and he therefore “knows everything there is to know about chinuch.

When the Rebbe heard of this, the Rebbe said that the problem of this educator is that indeed his experience is behind him –

Chinuch must be ahead of us, constantly growing.

From The Weekly Farbrengen by Merkaz Anash

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