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Maran Hagaon Rosh Hayeshiva Rav Sholom Ber Sorotzkin Shlita Beit Shemesh has zechus harabim as does Maran Hagaon Rosh Hayeshiva Rav Leizer Yudel Finkel Shlita of the Mir Yerushalayim. Also they are younger and perhaps more available.Refuah Shleimah!
Awesome hangar steak!
And here thought you would talk about how GPS devices quite literally lead people OTD when they make mistakes as to which the best derech is to get to your destination.
ARIEL 51 — I’m not sure who you are talking to,but takahmamash is exactly right. We made Aliyah about 2 years ago, so I am talking form real experience. The “sal klita” from the government is a nice addition, but it absolutely will not cover even your basic expenses. It lasts for about 7 months, after which you receive a small amount of rental assistance for the next few years (less each year) if you haven’t yet bought a house. The NBN grant may depend on your personal situation, but it is also not a ton of money (The amount we got from NBN did not even cover 1 months rent in our Israeli apartment!) I don’t know who said to you “they are not going to leave anyone flat without anything”, but that is a bit of a bizarre statement. Who is this “they” that make sure you have money? There are specific benefits to which you are entitled, and beyond that you are on your own. NBN can help you with job networking, etc., but if you can’t even afford the $1,000 or so for a pilot trip, I would strongly suggest you spend some time saving up for your Aliyah. There are MANY expenses involved in such a big move, even if you don’t plan on sending a lift. Also we found the day to day expenses here in Israel significantly higher than in the U.S. (water, electricity, phone and many food items), and of course after the first few months you have to start paying for your health insurance. You may be entitled to unemployment if you don’t find a job, but beyond that there aren’t really any “welfare” programs here equivalent to for example food stamps, WIC, low-income housing, etc. that are available in the U.S. If you want a successful Aliyah, it is important to plan realistically. Good luck!
The best thing is to try shaarey shomayim and shaarey dmaos! All the best!
Pay for 2nd suitcase!
Health — Maybe read the article before commenting, and you will see you are completely off the mark. The first section was based on an interview with a yeshiva bochur defending occasional drinking by yeshiva guys. It ends like this
“How can we help Moish and his friends reevaluate their attitudes? How can we guide future generations of bochurim to avoid using alcohol as “just another outlet?” We asked a panel with experience and expertise to weigh in on Moish’s outlet. Here’s what they had to say.”
It is then followed by FOUR articles explaining why alcohol is NOT a legitimate outlet, including a great response from Rabbi Dr. Twerski, certainly not someone who can be accused of promoting alcoholism!! So your premise that the magazine did not publish an opposing article is true — they published four opposing articles!! I actually thought this was a much better way to discourage drinking then the usual stereotypical examples of alcoholics. In fact one point Rabbi Dr. Twerski makes in the magazine is that alcohol abuse is a problem by itself, even if is not a full fledged addiction, and states that even if these boys are not “alcoholics”, if they are “getting high” it is alcohol abuse and a problem.
Bietzem it is shnei dinim. The gavra should be good,however for the price you pay you might want a real cheftza! Or look for a husband for your daughter,less focus on YOUR son-in-law! Maybe both will happen!Hatzlacha!