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Yeshiva Aims to End Tuition Crisis​

There are many Bochurim sitting at home after being denied from Yeshiva after Yeshiva due to their parent’s inability to cover tuition costs, and one Yeshiva wants to change that. Full Story

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isn't this a good reason to improve a bissale in secular studies?
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isn't this a good reason to improve a bissale in secular studies?

isn’t this a good reason to improve a bissale the secular studies in jewish institutions? a great proportion of the bochurim of today will need secular studies to be secure a job in the marketplace. otherwise, like they parents they will not be able to pay for the yeshiva tuition.

secular studies should be seen only as a technical tool that greatly improves the probability of being able to get into a job interview and start making money.

about time
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about time

I have been giving grants to bochurim and girls for some time.So its about time that this is going to be done to ease such a serious problem.

Enough with the secular studies
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Enough with the secular studies

Whoever thinks that our boys need secular studies to succeed in life seriously needs to relearn the Rebbe’s sichos, starting from chelek 1. To put the Rebbe’s approach in a few words, the Brocha from Hashem is what makes one rich. If you invest in the right values, you will merit the Brocha of Hashem and even a weak physical keli will suffice. See chelek aleph, vaeira and Purim. For practical evidence, look at the Satmars. They don’t send their boys to college and their community is well off bh. The reason we aren’t is because many of us choose… Read more »

great idea
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great idea

my son would love to of to learn. But it seems that everyone has to be elite, and that if you are not the same as the rest, you can’t go. Why des it take so much time to recognise that there are really good boys who are alone with no where to learn.

Absolutely true
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Absolutely true

Agree totally with number one

Chovovei happens to be a great yeshiva
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Chovovei happens to be a great yeshiva

My son, a bochur of almost 18 is thriving there. You don’t have to be a bocher in the box. IT’S A CHASSIDISHE YESHIVA WITH AN MAZING HANHALA OF CARING STAFF. Every different type of boy can thrive there.

#1 to #3
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#1 to #3

Notice that I wrote explicitly that secular education should be thought only and merely as tool in order help bochurim to be able to get a job and be able to pay normal things in life: nice sheitel for wife, car to put the kids on, good food for shabbos and money to pay well deserved yeshiva staff. limudei hakodesh should be the first priority of course. secular studies just as tool. it is also very surprising that you mention that the average secular american akum get into drugs and money problems even though they had secular education. are you… Read more »

To #1 and #7
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To #1 and #7

I am not the author of #3, but i think i may be able to clarify. The point is that the Rebbe does not think that Having a secular education, will get you ANY further in life. It’s the Brocho of Hashem that gets you money, and you can get that Brocho through doing Hashem’s will, – “והגית בו יומם ולילה”, you shall toil in learning Torah day and night. – That doesn’t really leave time for anything else. for an explanation as to why also others get Parnoso: 1. If they had a specific case where it was permissible,… Read more »

My yeshiva days
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My yeshiva days

When I was in yeshiva, I was just about the only bochur who’s parents paid full tuition. However, since I was not the most Chassiddishe bochur in the eyes of the Rosh Yeshiva, I was endlessly tormented by the “super-zealous” types. I was told that the only reason I have a seat in Zaal was because my parents had to pay full tuition, and that otherwise I was not welcome. I had difficulty finding Chavrussas, and got into trouble endlessly, because I fought back against being bullied. I was never the best student, and I went off the derech for… Read more »

To 7#, you didn't answer the main point
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To 7#, you didn't answer the main point

Maybe you should spend some time learning some chassidish and the rebbe’s sichos, and you will see how the rebbe is clearly against it. So whoever you would want to compare it to, at the end of the day, as Chabad chassidim, we follow the rebbe’s approach, and not our own smart(er) ideas. Plus, the issue with tuition affects any average family in our community, including people with good jobs, with or without secular studies. Families with bh, bli ain hora, many kids, to pay tuition for each one of them is just too much, unless you have a exceptional… Read more »

The rebbe wanted bochurim to learn a trade
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The rebbe wanted bochurim to learn a trade

it is known that the rebbe almost lunched a campaign for bochurim to learn either computer programming or diamond cutting. i.e a trade. today you dont get a job in computer programming without a secular certification of some sort. almost all sages of the talmud had a trade for a living. living out money from the government is not a yiddishe concept. it is basically a shame and its mamesh the cause of lots of strife at home. we see more and more people knocking on our doors asking for bread for seuda shabbes or yom tov. logic and history… Read more »

To 7#, you didn't answer the main point
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To 7#, you didn't answer the main point

Maybe you should spend some time learning some chassidish and the rebbe’s sichos, and you will see how the rebbe is clearly against it. So whoever you would want to compare it to, at the end of the day, as Chabad chassidim, we follow the rebbe’s approach, and not our own smart(er) ideas. Plus, the issue with tuition affects any average family in our community, including people with good jobs, with or without secular studies. Families with bh, bli ain hora, many kids, to pay tuition for each one of them is just too much, unless you have a exceptional… Read more »

Make this happen
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Make this happen

give generously.
Rabbi Blau honestly cares for every bochur in his yeshiva. If he can accept more bochrim, this could be a life saver.

This is no news!
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This is no news!

As a father of several Bochurim in Yeshivos I have first-hand experience with the tuition crisis. My boys went to many different Yeshivos in the neighborhood and abroad, and non of them were able to match Chovivei Torah. I got a lot more for a lot less! At Chovivei I paid almost half of what others charge me, and my son got more than double of what others gave him in his past years in other Yishivos. He has never before learned as much as he learned in his year at Chovivei, The skills he picked up, the knowledge he… Read more »

Chovovei does offer a secular education.
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Chovovei does offer a secular education.

My son received a NY State Regents Diploma from Chovovei. He had to do a lot of work on his own, but did great on his Regents. They also have some of the very best, inspiring, and dedicated teachers and Hanhola. Rabbi Paltiel, Rabbi Rodal and Rabbi Minsky to name a few. The ONLY Yeshiva that I have no complaints.

subsidies new borns tuition
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subsidies new borns tuition

If a gvir would be entrigued to start a unique tution fund that would subsidies new borns tuition for life he will have given birth to many more yiddishe children. This can be a brilliant campaign to increase the Jewish nation.

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