A young girl chooses a wood or plastic doll as one of her toys. This doll is an image of a child that she can nurture, care for and show affection to. Although it is merely another toy, it trains the young girl to learn to do that which will be her role in life: to raise children, care for their needs and be responsible to them.

This serves as a lesson in education. It is incumbent upon parents and teachers to train the young early on to do — and do well — that which will one day be their calling and responsibility.

Sichos Kodesh, 27 Menachem Av, 5738