December 17, 2012 1:15 am at 1:15 am #607460
I’m currently in yeshiva and having a hard time choosing a derech regarding future parnussah. I hope to get married iy”H in a few years and want to be able to support a large family while working specifically within and benefiting the Jewish community. I have some regular college credit but going to a university doesn’t fit with me, and although I hope to go to kollel for a few years after marriage, I still would like figuring it out before. If anyone was in a similar situation or has any advice or suggestions it would be appreciated greatly.December 17, 2012 1:52 am at 1:52 am #913341
Be a Plumber…You dont need a college degree for that and the pay is decentDecember 17, 2012 2:40 am at 2:40 am #913342
Decide what you want to do for a living, or like doing in general. What do you do with your spare time. What do you do in free time? Then find a job that matches your interests.
If the answer is learning, so be it. Do you dread “Bein ha-Zmanim”? Is not learning the hardest part of Tisha B’Av? Does the partying on Purim bore you? Are you sad when they announce a kiddush in shul since it cuts into learning time. Then you should plan on kollel, and becoming a teacher of limudei kodesh.
Otherwise, decide what you like? Anyone who enters a career just because they think its a good source of income will be miserable at first, and feel like an idiot years later when the good idea from thirty years ago isn’t so good as the economy changes.December 17, 2012 2:49 am at 2:49 am #913343
It’s a hard thing for you to decide; it’s an impossible thing for someone who doesn’t know you to decide.
That being said, you need to know a few things about yourself. What are your talents as a worker? What are your talents as a student? What do you like to do that is a marketable skill?
If you don’t want to go to college, are you interested in computer courses? Would you like to be a kriah/chumash tutor? A contractor/plumber/electrician?December 17, 2012 2:55 am at 2:55 am #913344
Not in this situation, but have you considered going out of town or starting a new business?
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