Is this what our Chazal wanted? Did the Chazal want us to antagonize the "chilonim?" Is this the way we are going to be "mekareiv" them?
Why are we constantly deriding the Zionists while at the same time taking their money??
Isn't it time that we give Hakoras Hatov to Medinas Yisroel? Or are we going to bash them and then protest in the streets of Yerushalyim when they take the stipends away?
On whose "cheshben" are we learning full time?? I'm all for learning, but didn't we promise our wives when we gave them the Ketubah that we will support them?
Is this the lessons that we are giving our children? Take, Take, Take??????
Why is it that a boy that wants to make a living has a hard time doing a shidduch? Why are the Seminaries teaching our daughters the big lie that boys who work are no good?
What is happening? Why are we allowing our "mechanchim & mechanasas" to brainwash our precious children to look down on "baalei batim?"
Dramatic changes may be coming in Israel : Demographers now estimate about a third of last year's Jewish babies were born into the ultra-Orthodox community, an insular and devout minority that has long been at loggerheads with the rest of the increasingly modern and prosperous country.
"Part of the issue is the community's poverty: About half of ultra-Orthodox adults do not work, and many men are full-time Torah students with government stipends that anger the secular majority but are nonetheless quite meager. Of the estimated 700,000 haredim in Israel – around 9% of the population – just under 60% live below the poverty line."
They Refuse to Change!Many community leaders chafe at change, "What does society want us to do, kill ourselves? Our community is a fact and everybody needs to understand that we exist and are not going anywhere," said Rabbi Shmuel Pappenheim, a spokesman for the Eda Haredit, an umbrella group of ultra-Orthodox factions. "This community will continue to thrive and nobody can change it."
|Rabbi Shmuel Pappenheim|