A guest post by Philo
This is a response to/continuation of/inspired by AZIGRA's post earlier today:
Dear Wise Man,
My wife and I have always trained our daughters to value intellectual development and education. We sent them to a highly regarded Jewish high school that had both exceptional limudei kodesh and secular studies. My older daughter was accepted at Yale and planned to go there after her year of seminary in Israel. She was planning to become a lawyer.
We sent her to B'not HaTorah, a highly regarded seminary in Israel. The black hat wearing Rav of the seminary assured us that it was a place of the utmost intellectual development that would give her a deep connection to her yahadut that would ensure she stays true to her Judaism through her years of college and law school.
But she came back from Israel intending to go to a teacher's seminary in Boro Park instead of Yale. She wants to get her teacher's certificate quickly and meanwhile is telling me that I have to find her a shidduch, a nice yeshiva boy who is planning to learn in kollel while she supports him.
My question is this: My younger daughter, now in 12th grade, has been accepted at Harvard and will be in a pre-med program. How can we be sure she will still go to Harvard and become a doctor after we be'ezrat hashem, of course send her to B'not HaTorah for a wonderful year of learning like her older sister?
Sincerely, concerned father