1. The use of an alternate route to bypass an existing system.
We've all come across a scenario in popular culture or in real life where system bypass comes into play.
A safe holding a treasure has an alarm system that fails, the system needs to be bypassed for the safe to be opened.
A highly sensitive computer comes under attack and causes a system meltdown in a nuclear power plant and only the Director knows how to bypass the failing system and safeguard the nuclear centrifuges.
You get the picture....
Why am I wasting your precious time with this?
I think that it holds an important strategy in raising and educating children.
Let me explain.
There's "The System".
The System is Community, School and Family.
Then there's The Treasure and the Source of Power. That is Hashem.
When we are young, the system is synonymous with what it's protecting and representing.
The System is our way of approaching Hashem and thus, in a way, represents God in this world.
This is why when the system fails for many they go off the derech and lose interest in everything.
After all there was a system wide meltdown.
But this doesn't have to be the case.
Children need to be taught that Hashem exists and can be approached independent of The System.
There is a System Bypass.
We just have to hand them the codes and tools.
We need to give them an appreciation of Tefilla. We need to teach them that you can talk to Hashem and feel close to him.
They need to know that their relationship with Hashem is strong, unique and can withstand anything.
And most importantly that the relationship that we have with Hashem is completely independent of The System which by nature is human and capable of failing.
So even if there is a colossal system wide failure Hashem doesn't come crumbling down with it, rather He's the one you can go running to...