The UOJ Archives....July 2005
Rosh Yeshivas, Menahalim & Mashgichim.
You sleep well at night because you have parnassah and your children and grandchildren will have jobs waiting for them in your respective (not respectful) institutions, regardless if they are qualified or not.
You guys read this story, and if after you read it you are able to sleep at night, then you are much worse people than I thought.
Recently, I sat next to a respected Lakewood resident at a simcha. He spent a total of fifteen years in the yeshiva/kollel.
Every time he went to you explaining what a difficult time he was having, you encouraged him to stay in kollel, Hashem will provide.
Eleven children later, without any financial means whatsoever and deep in debt, he was forced to look for a job. He would not take any job, after all he was a talmud chochom, and should be a rosh yeshiva.
After two years looking for a SUITABLE job, he begrudgingly took a job in a local talmud torah. Although considered by many as an Iluy, that was the best and only job he was able to get. He came from a baalibatashe family, with no money or yeshiva connections.
I was introduced to his wife who I guestimate was about forty, going on sixty.
We have common friends so I assume he felt comfortable talking to me, and of course I would never divulge his identity.
He asked me if I knew of a job for his son who was twenty years old. He told me that although he wanted his son to stay in yeshiva, he was not cut out for it. I asked a few basic questions, like how much of a secular education did he have. I just wanted to confirm that, at the minimum, he had a high school education.
He related to me that none of his sons had gone past the eighth grade. I asked him what kind of job was his son looking for?
Now the guy I am talking to is a real bright guy, so he knew where I was going.
He asked if his son was able to work in the real estate industry. I told him to get anywhere, he would have to get a real estate license. This is where he came apart.
We walked outside and this grown man with eleven children started bawling. He said his son can hardly read and he was hiring a tutor to TEACH HIS TWENTY YEAR OLD SON TO READ ENGLISH!!!!!!
Do you guys get it??
This is America in the twenty first century, and his twenty year old son can hardly read the language of the land where he lives!
I asked him to be in touch, and we exchanged phone numbers.
We did keep in touch and the story unfolded.
He, the father, was a prodigy in an IVY LEAGUE yeshiva, and was encouraged to continue learning. Hashem would provide, and certainly he would be grabbed up by a gvir (rich guy) for his daughter, and he would live happily ever after.
If he ever decided that he would want to go into chinuch, the yeshivas would line up to grab him as well. Well, no gvir grabbed him, and he wound up marrying a nice girl, BUT NO GELT. His chashuvah rosh yeshiva encouraged him to marry this girl, gave him a brocho,and assured him that Hashem will provide.
Life moves along, the kids keep coming, and this guy is struggling big time. His shalom bayis is seriously affected, and the rosh yeshiva who is consulted and asked to intercede, starts questioning his talmid's bitachon and emunah. This idiot rosh yeshiva, a member of the Moetzes, whose yeshiva mortgage is completely paid off, is questioning his talmid's bitachon, because there is NO MONEY FOR FOOD AND NO SHALOM BAYIS!!!!!!!!
This filthy behaima, mushchas, destroyer of our future generations, puts his own son in a rosh mesifta position, who if had to look for a job without his father, would be shoveling zevel for the local sanitation department.
This is why I am SCREAMING CHAI V'KAYIM.
THEY MADE THESE YESHIVAS PRIVATE BUSINESSES WITH YOUR MONEY! THEY PUT THEIR SUB-PAR KIDS IN, TO BE MECHANECH YOUR KIDS, WHILE CREATING GENERATIONS OF SHNORRERS.
The BIG LIE is, that there are no jobs waiting for anyone in kollel, unless they have very close family in the yeshiva business.
NOT ONLY ARE OUR CHILDREN BEING "TAUGHT" BY MORONS, THEY ARE BEING LED INTO A LIFE OF POVERTY, DISCONTENT AND MISERY!
How does one have bitachon when his life is coming apart based on false notions of what Hashem will or will not do? How do you behaimas take vulnerable kids and savage their minds the way you do? Have you no shame? You turn them into emotional cripples!
This story has been repeated thousands of times in different variations. These rosh yeshivas are perpetuating this fraud because this is what keeps their businesses going. If there were no customers for their fraud, there would be no business.
GUESS WHAT? HASHEM DOES NOT THROW MONEY AT PEOPLE WHO SPEND THEIR TIME IN YOUR INSANE ASYLUMS, YOU HAVE BEEN SHNORRING YOUR WHOLE LIVES AS WELL! YOU KNOW YOU ARE PATHETIC PANHANDLERS, TIN-CUP, MONKEY AND ALL.
NO ONE WHO IS HONEST CAN DISPUTE THIS DOOMSDAY SCENARIO THAT HAS SLAMMED INTO OUR COMMUNITY.
Sure, there are SOME honest rosh yeshivas, BUT THEY ARE IN THE MINORITY OF MINORITIES.
Any rosh yeshiva that encourages a "regular guy" to stay in kollel until he is old and gray should be sent to the frontlines in Iraq with his black camouflage clothing.
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU GUYS? HOW ILL ARE YOU?
All yeshivas should be subject to an audit conducted by a lay persons' vaad, who will hire frum accountants to check the books. Every single mosad gets audited, no exceptions.
All hiring of rebbes should be done by an impartial vaad of rabbonim and rosh yeshivas.
Why can we not get this done? What are they hiding? This IS NOT THEIR MONEY, THIS BELONGS TO THE PUBLIC, AND WE HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO MONITOR OUR SO CALLED INVESTMENT.
Why not hire the absolute best rebbeim for our kids?
Why should we automatically hire and pay for your kids?
Enough with hiring ZEVEL to teach and mislead our kids. There is a pool of thousands of men to pick from, let us get the absolute best.
Enough with concealing the amounts of PUBLIC MONEY used in excesses for your personal luxuries.
Enough with counseling ALL KIDS TO STAY IN KOLLEL FOR AS LONG AS THEY CAN.
Enough of NOT FORCING OUR KIDS TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL WITH THE BEST GRADES THEY CAN GET. I AM TALKING TO YOU, ALZHEIMERS ARON FELDMAN, BALTIMORE AL FOR SHORT!
ENOUGH OF NOT FORCING THE MAJORITY OF YESHIVA BOYS TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR THE EVENTUALITY THAT THEY MUST PROVIDE FOR THEIR FAMILIES BY LEARNING A TRADE.
YOU ARE CAUSING TRAGEDIES UPON TRAGEDIES.
Let this be a call for all well meaning TRUE ehrliche Jews to rise up against this cancer that is metasticising throughout our communities.
They are cult leaders who rule by mental intimidation.
To hell with these destroyers of meaningful life for our children.
Rise up and drive out these charlatans and purveyors of fraud from our communities, they are destroying the vestiges of our sanity!