Dear Yeshiva World News,
We have all heard about the money loss regarding the Big Event concert and about the rabbonim who will raise the money to cover the losses. But I think that we must take a step back and realize that before raising money for singers, who can make it back in a few weeks (not that i have anything against singers), we should put some serious thought into setting up funds to help Rabbeim (or for that matter any struggling family) who do not know where their food for shabbos is coming from.
Many are being choked by rent/mortgage, chinuch (believe it or not), and bills etc., and will soon “go under”. There are many michanchim who are owed weeks of their salaries, and don’t have other sources to take from.
Now I don’t want to label this a crisis like every other issue, but something must be done to help those who are selflessly giving up so much for the future of Klal Yisroel. How can we sleep at night, knowing that our child’s Rebbe is probably twisting and turning thinking “how will I get the money for rent”?
With all the money that there is in our community B”H, we ought to start paying our rabbeim somewhat decent salaries(i.e. $75,000-$100,000)instead of $40,000-$60,000. If we want to show Hashem what we truly value this may be a good place to start!!
A bochur watching society.