I didn’t get home until about 9:00 this evening. I am the advisor of the National Honor Society at my school, and tonight was our induction ceremony. It was a nice ceremony. I really enjoyed the speech given my my principal and the D’Var Torah presented by one of our Judaics faculty, Rabbi Pamela Gottfried. She did a really interesting interpretation of the story of Adam and Eve, linking it to scholarship and questioning, and I thought it was very good. I also liked that she mentioned being in the NHS herself in school. Evidently, the students told her that they appreciated that I recited the pledge along with them. Our pledge makes mention of performing mitzvot and upholding Jewish ideals. I am glad that they were touched. I think the kids enjoyed the ceremony.
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Here in the UK, NHS means National Health Service. I don't think there's much chance of confusion of initials in the USA since hell will freeze over before you have such public provision. Meanwhile, though, what is the National Honor Society?
Roger, the National Honor Society is an organization devoted to excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service. Students must demonstrate each of these four qualities in order to be inducted. I'm not sure what the equivalent in the U.K. would be. You can learn more about them at their website. And you're right about national health care over here, that's for sure.
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