The “Rejected Naftali“ age 5 was accepted | Rabbi Dovid Abenson

To my readers, I posted this correspondence in the Lakewood Scoop on 14th August titled Accept them with Love. The good news is that Naftali* The rejected one was accepted. If you know anyone struggling to get their son or daughter into any institution in Lakewood or around the world using the strategy laid out, one has a good chance that their

son/daughter will be accepted.


Dear Rabbi Abenson

I live in NY and want to move to Lakewood. My son is 5 and so far we don’t have a yeshiva. One rejected us based on doing some research they said. The second didn’t like that I was a Baal teshuva and now we are waiting and praying that we get in somewhere. Any advice? Thank you! Mrs. K

My reply

I am really saddened to hear this.

I spoke this morning to a big mechanech in Lakewood and he apologetically said that Lakewood is more geared towards FFB’s and even they have tremendous issues getting into schools as you can see from my blogs.

Just this morning I got a call from a mother whose 9-year-old cannot get into the school where her other older son is learning. It is crazy!

I know you are looking to live in Lakewood as it is a Makom Torah but perhaps would you reconsider your move there? He suggested Passaic NY which is more open-minded, and Cherry Hill, ( a little more modern but has many BTs. I apologize if it appears I refer to BTs as secondary ( I myself have close family members who are BT’s).

If you would like help to find contacts to connect to these suggested places, please let me know. And please let me know the outcome.

Wishing you Hatzlacha raba.

Mrs. K reply

Hi my husband is FFB so we don’t want Cherry Hill

Etc but thank you for your advice

My reply

Dear Mrs. K

If you still wanted to move to Lakewood, I would be able to speak with any Mosad in Lakewood on your behalf.

They must read my enclosed book before I speak with them.

If you would like, I can send you a hardcover to give them.


My reply

Dear Mrs. K

I am enclosing my latest article called accept them with love. It should be enough to get your son reaccepted. The Menahal will realize that he made a big mistake by rejecting your 5-year-old son into his Mosad. If that approach does not work, as mentioned in my previous email, please get the Menahal to call me after he has read the book I sent you first. If this approach does not work, then there’s no point in going further. Apply for another Mosad in Lakewood.

Waiting to hear from you

Dovid Abenson

Mrs. K reply

Dear Rabbi Abenson

Hi, BH !! We got into a yeshiva in Lakewood

My reply


* The name has been changed


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