Saturday, January 2, 2016

Audio: A conversation on poverty in Lakewood

 A conversation on the weekly headlines radio show about life after Kollel assuming that no ones stays there for life. One of the guests quotes a statistic from the us census bureau
 close to 50 percent  poverty in parts of Lakewood.
Parnassah: Dealing with the challenge of life after Kollel with Rabbi Aaron Kotler, CEO Beth Medrash Govoha with Dr. Alan Kadish, MD President and Chief Executive Officer of Touro. Audio begins at minute mark 11:30

13 comments:

  1. Very true point that Reb Aaron made when a youngerman is in yeshiva his mesiras nefesh is on giving up a lifelong career.. ashrei chelkechem!!!!

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  2. dr. kadish's statistic (even if it's true, which I doubt) of 50% was a corruption of the facts because that number would include kollel families who of course have low income. it does not show that working post-kollel families have lower than average incomes.

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  3. I do not want to listen to a baalhaboss who invites HIllarious to his house and hosts a fundraiser for her.

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    1. He is hosting a fundraising event for HIllary Clinton next week in NYC.

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  4. Not one word about supporting kollel youngerleit while they are IN kollel how about supporting Torah!

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  5. Seems mr. lichtentein forgot to mention in his book that he lived and learned in Lakewood for 17 years

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    1. Someone must have davend Mecheinu nuh misifrecha.

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  6. Over 1000 leaving kollel per year thats astonishing fact does that mean the system is not working or they are not staying as long.

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    1. It means neither, just means Lakewood is growing rapidly.

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  7. They mentioned PCS courses. It is important for people to realize, while some PCS courses, mainly the ones that give actual degrees, ex. IT and Accounting, provide value. Some of the other ones are a waste of time and money.

    They should really stick to the ones that lead to a Parnossah nad career path.

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  8. There are no normal paying shteles available. So even ayungerman who would learn longer to eventually take a shtele ud giving up earlier because he sees no future.

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  9. Lichtenstein showed his true colors by asking weather it's fair that the kollel wives work and not being available for their kids. To his credit Aron Kotler did not buy it and shut him up. But back to his question most families today have a two spouse income it has nothing to do with kolell. Furthermore Lichtenstein is getting cheap labor in Lakewood because the kolell wives are working for him. Let him own up and give them raises or support the kolell guys that their wives can stay at home.

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    1. No reason to get all worked up here just someone with a mike giving his opinion.

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