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Cleaning Up

Ray Rivlin

Baruch Finegold was a happy-go-lucky 12-year-old who loved school and especially enjoyed Mr. Cohen’s Tuesday sessions on how to express yourself. A firm supporter of freedom of speech, Mr. Cohen was training the boys to speak their minds in a clear and logical way that would hold everyone’s attention.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

It was instructive and it was fun! Baruch was always delighted when he was called upon to speak — until the Tuesday Mr. Cohen announced their latest project and the bottom fell out of Baruch’s world.

“Human geography,” Mr. Cohen called it as he told each boy to prepare a three-minute speech on his father’s occupation.

No way! thought Baruch, as a wave of embarrassment passed right through him at the very idea of it.

 

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