To put it simply, our children’s Rabbeim are not being taken care of.
Why is it that someone in Chinuch for over 20 years, dedicating his days and nights infusing our children with Yiddishkeit, should need to have class parents collect for him to cover the basic necessities? And when it comes to marrying off a child, the burden is magnified that much more.
I remember hearing about a Chasunah fund a while back, but obviously this isn’t cutting it. These Klei Kodesh are work very difficult jobs around the clock, and yet they are living in poverty. I just don’t feel they are given the proper Kavod.
I myself work two jobs to cover the bills, so I’m not in the position to just write out a check, but something needs to be done – we can’t expect them to be there for us 24-hours a day, and not make sure they have what they need in a Kavodig manner. I’m not saying we need to make sure they drive the fanciest cars and live in a mansion, but it’s incumbent upon us to ensure they can live with dignity and not have to worry about their basic needs.
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