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DD,

Tonight is the party at Sarah's house. It will be the first time we've had a real party, with guys and girls together, since the swimming party Mrs. Goldstein hosted in 6th grade--and that was six years ago. Sarah's parents are out-of-town for Shabbat and the rest of the long-weekend. Jason et al are worried about the rabbis finding out, but how will they? And also it is just Ridic that we go to a school that tries to regulate what you do outside of school. It is not as though we go to a boarding school. It would be keeping with the pattern though - the rabbis called Mrs. Goldstein in for a lecture after that swimming party.

--Simon

DD,

Party was fun. Nothing really happened. I resent the assumption that you can't get a group of teenage guys and girls together without there being tawdry sex or even kissing or other improprieties. No alcohol, no mixed dancing--we just sat around doing what we do in the student lounge at school, only it was a Sunday night at Sarah's house. This actually proves that the rabbis are wrong not to trust us. But of course since they'll never find out it won't be very effective proof.

--Simon

DD,

I admit I was naïve. Of course the rabbis found out. What else can you expect in a community of 300? They probably knew before we were even home from Sarah's. I can't trace the exact line of information - but someone must have said something to his pa rents who said something to the rabbis. Or else the principal simply drove by Sarah's house and saw it all lit up. But he would have come in to break it up had he had the opportunity. There will be hell to pay on Monday.

--Simon

DD,

There was hell to pay. Sarah and Ari and Susan were all called down to the office, Sarah's parents were called in, I am sure she will be grounded forever. This is like living in a police state. What do they think they accomplish? Don't they know this just turns people off? What do they think will happen when we go to college? Not everyone will go to Yeshiva University after all. Probably the first thing people will do when they get to Columbia or Harvard is go to a party! A party a lot less harmless than Sunday's party at Sarah's!

--Simon

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