Education and Sharing Day 2017 is on Wednesday, March 22, 2017: Is Education and Sharing Day official and what date is it on?
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 is Education and Sharing Day 2017. Education and Sharing Day is a day made by the United States Congress in honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994).
Education and Sharing Day is a day made by the United States Congress in honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994).
Education and Sharing Day is a day made by the United States Congress in honor of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson's (1902-1994) efforts for education and sharing for Jews and non-Jews alike. During his lifetime the Rebbe opened scores of centers of education called "Chabad Houses". The day was inaugurated April 18, 1978, by president Jimmy Carter and has since been proclaimed annually on the Jewish birthday of Menachem Mendel Schneerson (11 Nissan). In 2007 it was marked on March 30.
President George W. Bush wrote in his proclamation on Education and Sharing Day 2007, "Education and Sharing Day honors the legacy of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson and emphasizes our commitment to teach the next generation of Americans the values that make our country strong. The Lubavitcher Rebbe believed that society should 'make a new commitment to kindness,' and he helped to establish education and outreach centers offering social service programs and humanitarian aid around the world."
The 1991 bill described the Noahide Laws as the "ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society and upon which our great Nation was founded".
President George W. Bush called upon "government officials, educators, volunteers, and all the people of the United States to reach out to young people and work to create a better, brighter, and more hopeful future for all."
Observed by United States
Date 11 Nissan
2008 date April 16
Where does the history of special education in the U.S. start?
In 1975, Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, better known at the time as Public Law 94-142, to change what was clearly an untenable situation. Despite compulsory education laws that had been in place nationwide since 1918, many children with disabilities were routinely excluded from public schools. Their options: remain at home or be institutionalized. Even those with mild or moderate disabilities who did enroll were likely to drop out well before graduating from high school.
The Civil Rights Movement and the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision which extended equal protection under the law to minorities, paved the way for similar gains for those with disabilities. Parents, who had begun forming special education advocacy groups as early as 1933, became the prime movers in the struggle to improve educational opportunities for their children.
Public Law 94-142 proved to be landmark legislation, requiring public schools to provide students with a broad range of disabilities - including physical handicaps, mental retardation, speech, vision and language problems, emotional and behavioral problems, and other learning disorders - with a "free appropriate public education." Moreover, it called for school districts to provide such schooling in the "least restrictive environment" possible.
Reauthorized in 1990 and 1997, the law was renamed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and spawned the delivery of services to millions of students previously denied access to an appropriate education. Thanks to IDEA, these students were not only in school, but also, at least in the best case scenarios, assigned to small classes where specially trained teachers tailored their lessons to each student's individual needs. Schools also were required to provide any additional services - such as interpreters for the deaf or computer-assisted technology for the physically impaired - that students needed in order to reach their full potential. And, in more and more cases, special education students began spending time every day in regular classroom settings with their non-special education peers.
According to the Department of Education, approximately 6 million children (roughly 10 percent of all school-aged children) receive special education services. Educating those children was expected to cost nearly $51 billion last year, according to the Department of Education's Center for Special Education Finance, with the yeoman's share - more than $44 billion - coming from states and local school districts. That, despite the promise made by the federal government in 1975 to cover 40 percent of the additional costs incurred by districts to educate students with disabilities. Even though federal spending for special education continues to rise (from $3.1 billion in 1997 to $6.3 billion in 2001), the federal government has never paid more than 15 percent of the total costs.
Christians: Question about Sabbath Day. Please read on?
First my friend, you don't need my opinion, you need truth. So please pray for the Holy Spirit's guidance into truth as I share some verses with you. And remember the Lord says Let us reason together. Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
You seem to be someone searching for truth. So let us see what the Lord has to say. Please look the verses up.
***Some say the Ten Commandments are not binding for New Testament Christians. What does Jesus say about this?
***Did God make the Sabbath rest only for Israelites?
***When did God establish the Sabbath?
Genesis 2:1, 3
The Sabbath was established at the close of Creation week.
*** What day of the week is the Sabbath?
Genesis 2:2, 3
Three times in Genesis chapter 2, God tells us that He made the Sabbath from the seventh day of Creation week. He also "sanctified" it, which means "to set aside for a holy use." God made the Sabbath as a 24-hour period of time, because time is what it takes to develop a true love relationship with Jesus. The devil, like Pharaoh of Egypt, wants to keep us so busy working that we don't think about God. Knowing how overly busy end-time people would be, God set aside 24 special hours weekly to spend with His people, getting acquainted. He has made that weekly appointment with you. Don't fail to meet Him!
*** How has God demonstrated the importance of His holy Sabbath?
Exodus 20:8-11 is the fourth commandment of God's law. By making the Sabbath one of His Ten Commandments, He demonstrated its extreme importance. Verse 10 calls it "the sabbath of the Lord thy God." Only the fourth commandment begins with the word "remember," indicating God knew that people would forget. Breaking God's Ten Commandment law is sin (1 John 3:4). But Jesus died to save His people from their sins, or law-breaking (Matthew 1:21).
*** Of what two precious things does God say the Sabbath is a sign?
God says the Sabbath is a sign, or mark, of His power as Creator and Redeemer. In Revelation 14:6-14, God gives three important messages that are to be proclaimed to "them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people." Verse 6. The first message is found in verse 7: "Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters." This appeal for a return to true worship is drawn right from the fourth commandment: "For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day." Exodus 20:11.
***Which day did Jesus keep holy?
Jesus is our example (1 Peter 2:21) in everything, including Sabbathkeeping, which was His custom. A "custom" is a regular habit. Christians are to walk as He walked (1 John 2:6).
***Did Jesus intend for His people to keep the Sabbath after He died for their sins?
Jesus was here predicting the fall of Jerusalem, which He knew would take place in A.D. 70 (about 40 years later). But He suggested they pray that they would not have to flee from the invading army on the Sabbath. It is clear that Jesus expected His people to be keeping the Sabbath holy long after His death.
***Does the Bible teach that God's end-time people would also keep His seventh-day Sabbath holy?
***Can we be certain that the present seventh day of the week (Saturday) is the same Sabbath day that Jesus kept holy?
Jesus was crucified on Friday (preparation), the day before the Sabbath (Mark 15:42). Jesus rested in the tomb on the Sabbath of the commandment (Luke 23:56), then rose on the first day--the day after the Sabbath (Mark 16:1-6). Christians around the world still celebrate that day as Easter Sunday. The Bible clearly shows that the Sabbath was the day after Friday and the day before Sunday. It's easy to locate that day of the week on any calendar.
***Does God allow anyone to change His holy day?
Proverbs 30:5, 6
Just before God gave the Ten Commandments, as described in Deuteronomy chapter 5, He solemnly warned that no one should "add unto" or "diminish ought from" them (Deuteronomy 4:2). Rather, they were to be kept precisely as He gave them. God blessed His Sabbath (Exodus 20:11), and when He blesses something, it is blessed forever (1 Chronicles 17:27). God says, "My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips." Psalms 89:34. Misguided men admit that they changed God's holy Sabbath to Sunday. But God will not accept men's teachings when He gave the Bible as our guide. Please look clear to the end.
***When does the Sabbath begin and end?
The Sabbath hours begin at sundown Friday and close at sundown Saturday.
***What day is the Lord's day of Revelation 1:10?
In both the Old and New Testaments, God calls the Sabbath the Lord's day. He also commands that people be warned against committing the sin of trampling God's Sabbath (Isaiah 58:1, 13). God declares that His holy Sabbath is for all people (Isaiah 56:2-7). The Bible never refers to Sunday as the Lord's day. It is simply one of the six working days of the week (Ezekiel 46:1). That's all it has ever been.
What the Dictionary Says
Look up the following entries in almost any dictionary, and notice what you'll find:
Saturday (noun) The seventh and last day of the week.
seventh-day (adjective) Of the seventh day (Saturday).
Sunday (noun) The first day of the week.
First day (noun) Sunday.
Hasn't the Calendar Been Changed?
The calendar was changed once in October 1582, but it did not alter the weekly cycle. Ten dates were omitted from the calendar following October 4, 1582. What would have been Friday, October 5, became Friday, October 15.
Here is more evidence of what I am telling you of which day is truly the Sabbath...
Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
"A. Saturday is the Sabbath day.
"Q. Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
"A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday."
Here is another statement from a catechism:
"Q. Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?
"A. Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her--she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority."
"Protestants ... accept Sunday rather than Saturday as the day for public worship after the Catholic Church made the change... But the Protestant mind does not seem to realize that ... in observing Sunday, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the Church, the pope." Our Sunday Visitor, February 5th, 1950. See This Rock
So the papacy is saying that its mark of power and authority is making Sunday a holy day--a change that virtually the entire Christian world accepts.
Protestants have repeatedly asked the papacy, "How could you dare to change God's law?" But the question posed to Protestants by the Catholic church is even more penetrating.
Here it is officially: "You will tell me that Saturday was the Jewish Sabbath, but that the Christian Sabbath has been changed to Sunday. Changed! but by whom? Who has authority to change an express commandment of Almighty God? When God has spoken and said, Thou shalt keep holy the seventh day, who shall dare to say, Nay, thou mayest work and do all manner of worldly business on the seventh day; but thou shalt keep holy the first day in its stead?
This is a most important question, which I know not how you can answer. You are a Protestant, and you profess to go by the Bible and the Bible only; and yet in so important a matter as the observance of one day in seven as a holy day, you go against the plain letter of the Bible, and put another day in the place of that day which the Bible has commanded. The command to keep holy the seventh day is one of the ten commandments; you believe that the other nine are still binding; who gave you authority to tamper with the fourth? If you are consistent with your own principles, if you really follow the Bible and the Bible only, you ought to be able to produce some portion of the New Testament in which this fourth commandment is expressly altered." Library of Christian Doctrine: Why Don't You Keep Holy the Sabbath-Day? (London: Burns and Oates, Ltd.), pp. 3, 4.
Also check out what other Sunday church leaders have to say on the subject.
So my friend, if we truly want to honor the Lord's Sabbath day. We should keep Saturday (the seventh-day) of the week holy.
God bless you in your study!
Library of Christian Doctrine: Why Don't You Keep Holy the Sabbath-Day? (London: Burns and Oates, Ltd.), pp. 3, 4.