After all these years, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman still “fondly” remembers his days at the Minneapolis Talmud Torah. He said that and more in an interview with the American Jewish World this week to promote the Minneapolis Talmud Torah’s fundraiser on May 15, 2011, where he will be the keynote speaker.
Does Friedman still remember his Talmud Torah education?
“Oh, I sure do, vividly,” he responded with a laugh. “Big part of my youth. All those days after school — chocolate chip cookies and chocolate milk — for five years. But I remember it fondly. Taught me Hebrew, all the basics; and, even more importantly, forged all those friendships that I still have today.”
Was the famous, globetrotting writer a good student?
“Probably not,” he allowed. “But it did seem to give me a foundation in Hebrew, which has served me well since.”
Read the rest of Tom Friedman’s interview with the American Jewish World newspaper here.
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