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May 31, 2019 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm in reply to: Bochurim/Girls calling to come for shabbos seudas on Friday afternoon!! #1736335
I can’t understand the parents that send their children to EY schools that don’t offer Shabbos/Yom Tov seudois
Your children have to schnorr meals on their own?
Do you know what type of houses they will eat by?
What will they hear/see there? Everything like your mesorah?
Besides many of the homes that they end up eating in cannot afford this expense even though they agree to host them
It’s a million times worse for the girls than for the boys
These seminaries are not being paid enough
It’s a shame to the parents for sending them into such conditions
And it’s a shame that these yeshivas/seminaries shirk their responsibilities
Sarah Schenirer z”l was a Belzer. Her brother
went to Belz to ask for her and was given
permission and a brocha. It was the
Gerrer Rebbe z”l that helped her make it
happen and fully supported her in her efforts
But without Sarah Schenirer nothing would
have happened. So you are both correct
You are right – Whitecar
Yeshiva Yagdil Torah in Boro Park has been doing that for the past few years and it works out beautifully for the parents, the kids, and the Rabbeim,
And it IS very lively and lebedig
And it is appreciated
Yes. The language that most of Klal Yisroel spoke in is holy. The Tzene Rena was written in Yiddish and is holy. The Imre Emes zt”l used to quote from there. Our babbes and Yiddishe mamas read it every Shabbos. The Mayona shel Torah was written in Yiddish.
Rav Aharon Kotler zt”l was at a meeting of a girls school discussing whether to learn Chumash in Yiddish and Rav Aharon was emphatic that they should. When asked by Board members if Yiddish has kedusha, he answered “Yiddish is not a Loshon kodesh but it is a Loshon of Kedoshim (the previous generations) and we must continue the kesher to those generations “.February 27, 2019 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm in reply to: Why do Yeshiva not pay their Rabbes and Teachers on time? #1687195
1) When there is insufficient money to release the payroll NOBODY gets paid until ALL get paid. At least that was always our policy. Perhaps there are some that do differently – but that would be the exception and agreeably not fair
2) The power, mortgage, and other critical payments would come first – else there would be no school
3) Kol Hakovod. You are the exception then.
In any case, my point is that there is no argument that payroll must be paid on time – but it is not only the fault of the administration if it is c”v not – the parents too share in the blame.February 27, 2019 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm in reply to: Why do Yeshiva not pay their Rabbes and Teachers on time? #1686351
Having been in administration and on the Board of certain Mosdos Hachinuch, I would like to respond to this issue.
It is true that staff has to be paid on time – both legally and halachikly – and should be.
The schools wish to pay on time as it is important to the chinuch of the children and to the morale of the staff.
But there is a second side to the coin – the parents !!!
If parents would only (1) pay tuition that covers the cost of their children, and (2) pay it on time – the schools too would be able to pay their staff on time.
The schools realize that “1” above is not reality as many parents cannot afford to pay full tuition – but there is not excuse for “2” above. If the school cannot even rely on the contracted amount that has to be paid monthly – how can they cover their expenses and payroll.
And even if a parent cannot afford the full tuition – does that excuse them from helping the school by raising funds to help cover the expense of their own children’s education?
Yes – the schools raise funds from donors, but that does not cover all the shortfall.
So, we agree. Staff should be paid on time. But parents equally share in the cause.
ZD above is correct – that schools must pay their mortgages and electric bills on time or risk being shut down.
The parents do the same – they pay their mortgages, electric, food, etc bills before they pay their tuition, for the same reasons.
So don’t blame the Mosdos – it’s not all their fault.