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The Rambam did not Shnor from his brother. He invested with his brother and his brother did not charge him a commission. When his brother was shipwrecked, he lost that source of income and ‘mamon rav’ of his investment (Igros Harambam, p. 229). I think you will also find that he STUDIED medicine even before his brother was shipwrecked.
The Rambam also holds that there is a Chiyuv to know the entire Torah (Hilchos Talmud Torah). Reb Moshe (Igros Moshe 8:36:4) writes clearly that according to the Rambam a person can and possibly should take gifts or even Tzedakah until he gets to the point of full Yedias Hatorah. Now, THAT would make me think twice before using the Rambam to assuage my guilty conscience.
There is a need for a trustworthy guide for Yeshiva Bochurim. We need to know who needs degrees, which degrees are worthwhile, which colleges are worthwhile, How many and which Yeshiva credits can actually be used, How courses can be taken in the summer, How to identify legitimate correspondence options, Where and how to use Life Experience credits, which courses are appropriate for Yeshiva Bochurim, the advantages of two-year schools vs. four year schools, How and when to take advantage of Pell grants and Student Loans, the difference and significance of AA, BA, and MA degrees and many other questions that are unfortunately learned the hard way by many Yeshiva Bochurim and yungeleit.
Most importantly every Bochur deserves a rebbe who can help him think ten years into the future while not sacrificing the ‘bochurishe yohren’.
Many bochurim spend years immersed in pure, unadulterated Limud Hatorah and would not give them up for more money or better jobs. At the same time, with an eye to the future there are small steps like accredited high schools, registered ‘Talmud’ courses and online summer courses that can be taken.July 14, 2008 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm in reply to: Out Of The Mailbag: (Who Are Our Camp Counselors?) #619564
I’ve never been to camp. I’m way too Yeshivish. Still, it seems unfair to call bochurim second rate just because they go to camp.
Mr. Letter writer: Name callers like you may be the source of your own problems.