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If it had been my mechutan contacting me about doing something for our children, I would not have been offended/shocked/surprised. Parents do for their children.

BUT it was the grandfather of the Kallah who contacted all the other grandfathers without asking the parents of the couple to be married.

I am well aware of the custom of Israel to buy apartments. I live in small town Connecticut. My grandson has indicated his intention to join the family law firm. Thus the couple will settle in Connecticut. Mrs. CTL and I will provide the down payment on a house for them and he’ll earn a salary to enable support of the property. We won’t just give a house free and clear, They need to earn and work for the balance and learn the value of money and their labor