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I went to the store before Purim and saw them alot cheaper.
Unfortunately, a lot of people are trying to get away with paying, which is wrong. I once served on a tuition committee. A few examples.
1. A son works for his father and shows an unusually small amount of income on his 1040. Looking at his lifestyle it is obvious he is paid off the books.
2. A person who I knew had switched jobs in the past year shows his w2 from 1 employer with a reduced annual income instead of his 1040.
3. A person who just remodeled their home, had a maid and wanted a reduction.
With people like that, unfortunately the Yeshivos have to be tough.
I don’t know what all the complaining is about. The bucher(or more likely his parents) spends at least $50, getting to the girl, going to a place, etc. We have to solve this “shiduch crisis”.
If it is 50/50 when does that include the ring candlesticks, shas sheitel etc? When my sons got engaged, the mechutan tried 50/50. Once I said let’s deduct the cost of the dates and the ring he backed down.
This Isaiah53.com ad has come up when I read the Jewish Press online. I protested to the JP but have had no response.
I listen to the Shmuz. It is Rabbi Shafier is fantastic.
An Italian co-worker of mine once told me the following. He worked as a collection agent for receivables in the garment industry. All he had to do was call up, ask for Mr. Cohen, Mr. Schwartz or Mr Klein and he had his person
When Golda Meir was PM of Israel, she visited America and met with the Moetzes Gedolai Hatorah, at the time consisting of Rav Yaakov Kaminetzky ZTL and Rav Moshe Feinstein ZTL.
She said, I understand why the Rabbonim are opposed to women serving in the army, but why are you opposed to the Sheut Leumi, having the young women provide service to the country. Rav Moshe was going to answer when he was interrupted by Rav Yaakov who said I am older I will answer. He then proceeded to say that the kedusha of am yisroel is based on the father knowing where his daughter is and having control where she is and what she is doing till he walks her down to the chupa. Sherut Leumi takes that control away.
V hameivin Yovin.July 17, 2008 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm in reply to: Out Of The Mailbag: (Bungalow Colony Binge Drinking) #619589
I can provide independent validation to this letter. I recently gave a tikun in my local minyan. I personally drink occasionally so I brought scotch, bourbon and orange juice with 7 oz and 1 oz cups. One guy comes over takes a 7 oz cup and fills it halfway with bourbon(no scotch). This is a weekday morning and this gentleman is going to work.July 7, 2008 1:14 pm at 1:14 pm in reply to: Out Of The Mailbag: (Taking Issue With School Administration) #627672
Parents of students- I was once in the situation where the school was hopelessly behind in paying the Rabbeeim, and the Rebbe called the parents to pay him. I asked a shailoh and was told , I was pottur mdinei odom but possibly chayyiv b’dinei shomaim. I was advised to pay him if I could afford it which I did. I pulled my kids out of that mosad and my children have been matzliach, more than I could have expected. I attrribute there hatzlocho to my not handling the rebbe.
All parents should make sure that their children’s rebbees,moros and teachers are paid b’yahsrus. If parents demand it, it will happen.+
KUDOS to the one who says the Chosson’s family is overstressed with expenses. Yes, FLOP is a litle cheaper than the wedding, but the gifts for the Kallah (ring, bracelet, leichter,sheitel) makes this 10 grand. Then FLOP is another 6000(cheap) to 10000 moderate. Then there could be travel to another town. If the Chosson does not live near the Kallah, less guests will come from the Chosson’s side so his family will pay more per person.