Despite some backlash, Dirah Bachurim raise funds to cover their unexpected vacancies

dirahSome felt it was wrong, some felt it was quite original, and some even gave more because they were upset that some found it wrong.

But despite the backlash, the Bachurim who opened a GoFundMe page to cover the cost of some unexpected vacancies in their Dirah raised almost all the funds needed to keep them going.

Their original goal was $1,300, and as of 5 PM today, they already raised $1,200.

You can view the page here.


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  1. Wow I gave $25 dollars and I’m so happy I did the torah says veuhavta lerayacha kamocha love your freind like your self it doesn’t deferentiate btwn bochorim and almonos with 10 kids

  2. I was reading all the comments on the website and it really bothered me what i saw. So i decide to take a few minutes of my day to write this…I’m a mother of 7 ble”h and I have already sent my two older sons to learn in Eretz Yisroel. BH My husband and I were able to give them all they needed, but I remember when I used to talk to them on the phone and they used to tell me how some of they’re friends are having a hard time with money for the dirah and food. I want u all to know non of us know they’re situation and instead of judging them and commenting bad things about them maybe for a second let’s be them dan lekav zchus. We are all part of klal yisroel and are spos to care for each other not bash each other. So instead of just saying dumb things, just don’t write anything. No one asked you for your opinion. If you don’t want to give money don’t give! Hashem will be a lot happier if you show that you care and encourage them that they’re doing a great job! People now days think thatwords are free and we can just say whst we want. We just had a perfect example with the two frum girls that sang a song about dor yeshorim, and all i saw was hundreds of people just hating for no reason! Let’s stop all this hate and may we be zoicha that meshiach should come already!!

  3. #2-Yehuda- I really think you ought to get yourself some real time help with the English language otherwise you’re going to be the very thing youre wishing on those dorm guys.

  4. This is beautiful. I’m glad they made it. We all give for kiruv work, which is great. When we give we know there’s a chance we may make some kids frum. They may even go to a Yeshiva. The ultimate success is if they go for a yr or 2 to Israyand learn full time !! Wow. That’s Victory. So here, we have 2 boys already in Yeshiva, already frum and learning full time. This is the best Tzedaka. @hocker – u R so wrong. There is no better tzedaka to give it to. This is supporting Torah in its purest form. And I agree 100% with Lakewood Mother, btw. My son used to buy his roommates, friends and chavrusah, on occasion, meals. Some of these guys were broke. Tizku L’Mitzvos to all who contributed. Thanks, TLS, for bringing us this beautiful story.

  5. Unfortunately he probably doesn’t even realize the extent of his illiteracy. Let’s help him out- (Yehuda, are you there??) How about this version? -“No one should have given. It’s not right. They’re young boys and you’re encouraging them to become shnorerz” (Not gonna bother fixing Yiddish.) Again – “no one should HAVE GIVEN.” (That mistake that SO make people make REALLY bugs me)

  6. I totally agree with jog a thon this is much better than a kiruv organization…..
    Thanks Lakewood Scoop for bringing us this incredible sorry! !!!

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