Monday July 11
The news you have all been waiting for… Getting to the end of camp…. and finally…
We learned about Hillel and Shamai today in shiur and about how a machloket l’shem shamayim (for the sake of finding truth and teaching Torah and making a Kiddush Hashem etc etc) will endure and bring truth to light in a peaceful way. The chanichim took a quiz to find out if they are more like Hillel or more like Shamai 🙂 They spoke about ways to get along while having a disagreement.
Oh wait – that was probably NOT the news you were waiting for!! You are waiting for color war breakout, I bet! Just like everyone else here… which is why when there was yellow “do not cross” tape around the Chadar Ochel and a Rotor Rooter truck in camp digging up a spot and a videographer walking around – we all thought “this has to be it…when is the breakout happening??” Weird stuff was going on …And then we were told we were being served dinner on the grass where we do mifkad each evening, because there were termites in the Chadar Ochel and that the videographer was here for the fanny-pack company!!
Finally, finally, the “representative” from the fanny-pack company, after speaking about the marketing video they were making here today, finished off with “oh, one more thing – it’s Color War!!”
We knew it!!! (oh – and that guy was Dan, a new member of the security team we have here)
So….here we go!!! Game on! Kohanim (base color black with pink and yellow) vs. Chachamim (base color blue with purple and orange) For the next two days we will have fun with competitive activities/sports, creative cheering, pre-meal marches, themed meals, special divrei torah at tefillah, and of course final presentations…
Stay tuned…and remember it is all just fun n’ games!