May 19, 2011 1:30 am at 1:30 am #596970yogiboobooMember
What kind of gifts can you give to your Rav for all the sheilos, and time he has spent talking to you and helping you and of course having you for shabbos meals?
Around chanukah time, my husband and I got him a gift certificate to a judaica store(and i wrote a personal message along with it), because we found out he could use that. At the same time, I feel he really deserves more. He is there for us, mamesh when we need him and I feel the need to do more. Any ideas?May 19, 2011 2:12 am at 2:12 am #768277geshmakebachur3Member
According to halacha you are not allowed to give gifts to a rav.May 19, 2011 2:21 am at 2:21 am #768278
My first year in yeshiva in miami for chanuka we gave our RY a kosher lamp (my idea)May 19, 2011 2:23 am at 2:23 am #768279
what’s the mekor?May 19, 2011 2:36 am at 2:36 am #768280always hereParticipant
a sterling silver yad.
we once got one for our son’s Rebbe/Menahel … approx. 14 yrs. ago, & I know silver’s gone wayy up in price since then.May 19, 2011 2:39 am at 2:39 am #768281BSDMember
geshmakebachur3- I never heard of such a thing. There is a collection every year to buy a chanukah present for the poskim in lakewood-they are so devoted to the klal. You may be referring to giving a present to a dayan that will be adjudicating a dispute you are involved in. Otherwise what could possibly be the problem? I doubt you need to worry that a posek will give you extra koolos because of your gift.
Yogi-kudos to you for being makir tov. Maybe ask his wife what her husband needs. Or ask the rav what his wife needs. She’s sacrificing too.May 19, 2011 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm #768282minyan galMember
A donation in his name is always appreciated.May 19, 2011 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #768283YW Moderator-80Member
my Posek would not take a gift, i dont know if that was Halachah or for other reasons. but he did take a gift certificate for a Seforim store when i told him i wanted to purchase a zchus in his learning.May 19, 2011 3:33 pm at 3:33 pm #768284Pac-ManMember
Who pays poskim for their time?May 19, 2011 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #768285adorableParticipant
i have never heard of a rav who would like gifts from his members. Why wouldn’t you just buy him a nice aliya or something?May 19, 2011 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm #768286
who says in his/her shul aliyos are bought and soldMay 19, 2011 7:39 pm at 7:39 pm #768287yogiboobooMember
Our Rav is not from our shul. sometimes on erev shabbos and usually erev yuntif, we call him just to say good shabbos/yuntif and to say thank you. He does talk to us plenty of times and I have even called his wife to say a tremendous yasher koach for allowing her husband to be available for us! like i said i did the gift certificate thing but there are times I def feel they deserves more and I want to get them something they will look at and remember us by. so aside from GCs anything else?May 19, 2011 9:09 pm at 9:09 pm #768288geshmakebachur3Member
trust me!!!! they could never forget you!!!!!!May 20, 2011 12:09 am at 12:09 am #768289BSDMember
How about an antique leather bound tehillim. (with interlinear translation)
Or a challah cover- judaica stores have really nice ones and it would enhance his shabbos table.
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