As those who have a bochur entering into mesivta know, the bechinas, the long-awaited bechinas, have begun. For some, the acceptance phone call comes right away. For others, well, let’s just say they wait in limbo as the Roshei Yeshiva decide on whether your bochur would best fit within the parameters of the yeshiva.
And yet, there are those, whom for whatever reason received the dreaded call that, although their son is a fine boy, the yeshiva is not for him.
Feelings of dejection overcome parent and child alike.
Entering into mesivta is a major milestone and ones’ future will be greatly impacted by the success – or lack thereof – of that yeshiva!
But first the bochur has to get into the yeshiva!
As many of us are busy deciding which one of the mesivtas to send our bochur to – as he aced all bechinas and was accepted into ALL of them! – we may have inadvertently forgotten our friend’s child. We perhaps overlook the fact that our child’s friend isn’t experiencing the same success as our own. And from one mesivta to the next he is being rejected with a polite but resounding: No.
My point: As we are busy with our own child, don’t forget your friend’s child. Mention him in your Shemona Esrei. Say a kapitel Tehillim for him. Give some tzedaka as a zechus for him.
Not only will you be helping others but you will be ensuring the success of your child as well.
Kol Hamispalel B’ad Chaveroi…
May we all be zoche that our bochurim enter into the mesivta most fitting to their spiritual needs and may they all be a great source of nachas to our families and Klal Yisroel.