While surfing the web to hopefully find an as of yet undiscovered yeshiva that just might be what we’re looking for for our son, my husband came across an article posted on COLlive in August 2012.
Titled “Yeshiva Began, My Son is Home“, the writer laments the fact that the Yeshiva zman had started the day before, but her son was still sitting at home, not having been accepted to any Yeshiva.
Her son is “not a lamdan, he’s just an ordinary guy who’s worked extraordinarily hard to get where he’s got.”
“Don’t even try to make him suffer the ‘system’, send him to high-school where they have the infrastructure for a child who needs some support, where they have the funding and the expertise,” the mother was told by different Yeshivas when they tried to register him.
But he wouldn’t hear of it. “I want to be in yeshiva where chassidishe boys should be, that’s all I want, to be a child of the Rebbe, is that too hard for them to understand?”
We could have written that article ourselves, as we are currently in the same predicament with our 15 year old son.
Granted that there are some similarities and differences in our children, we are wondering. Which yeshiva DID accept your son?
As stated in the article two years ago, did you discover “some way we could help our children to be Tmimim and part of a regular yeshiva system even if they need a little support? Is there some way we could provide chassidishkeit that is accessible to all?”
So, to the mother of the original article, I’d like to ask: Where is he now and what is he doing?
We’d be grateful to know what happened with your son, because as of this writing, we still do not have an acceptance letter from any yeshiva for ours. Also, I’d love to know: Are there still other parents in this predicament?
Do you have a son (age 14-17) who needs something other than the traditional yeshiva?
The purpose of this writing is to discover that.
If you are in need of a chasidishe yeshiva that would offer a variety of subjects, in an environment that would be motivating, nurturing and encouraging, please send your name and phone number to [email protected] Include your son’s grade for the coming school year and age.
Maybe, just maybe, together we can come up with a solution and be m’achanech our children “al pi darko” in its truest sense.
Signed, a mother