Thursday, December 17, 2009

Normal Frummy

I was given a ride home from a coworker of mine. He's a very nice, succesful frummy. He's your typical do-gooder (and I mean this in a good way).

In the car he was telling me about how his first year of marraige he was in kollel. He said he couldn't handle it. He was unable to bear the burden, knowing his (and her) parents were supporting him. He said he couldn't handle it for more than one year. He wasn't able to go out to eat, or buy a soda from a local bodega knowing that it was a luxury his parents had to work hard to provide for. So he didn't do things like that. He said rent he was able to accept because he told himself they were providing for the Torah Learning. But he couldn't bear anything other than that. He couldn't justify it to himself.

Imagine if all learners (and many non-full-time learners as well) had that kind of regard for other people's money... Maybe the economic crisis wouldn't have hit as hard as it did in the community...

7 comments:

A normal Jewish mother said...

Where can I get a son in law like this?

kohn@ix.netcom.com

if you have any ideas. My daughter is 21 and loves Atlanta.

tesyaa said...

I just had to open this post as soon as I saw the title. Loved the title. The subject of the post is pretty good too.

Moshe said...

Wow!!!
We can prob make a brocha on seeing the guy! Pretty sure there's one on seeing exceptional people.

So few people appreciate what they have and understand the value of things.

Lost And Not Yet Found said...

If only, if only the woodpecker sighs...

MB said...
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Anonymous said...

WARNING WARNING WARNING

BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE

kohn@ix.netcom.com

WARNING WARNING WARNING

BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE

Anonymous said...

Baruch Hashem i got a son-in-law like this.