Sunday, January 31, 2016
The shoresh of the problem is our growth Ka''h
The Rosh Yeshiva of woodlake Harav Uren Reich shlita spoke erev shabbos addressed the speech and issues at hand. While heaping praise on his yedid for bringing up the ramah of hachzokas haTorah vechesed, even he if he personally would not have gotten a cent for his yeshiva he is still makir tov for the hachzokas haTorah that he has recently undertaken. You can not judge a person who hears the tzaar of parents and others about not being accepted, but in the same time the RY said he feels the tzaar of the bnei torah the bnei aliyah whose way of life was publicly shamed it was unfortunately a michshol that came out. The Rosh Yeshiva said it was not the proper venue or the right message given over to a crowd of a thousand bnei torah and choshuv baalei batim. He has delved into the issue and the root cause is a result of our explosive growth. Lakewood is growing by leaps and bounds and we are just not keeping up with infrastructure there are not enough incentives to get people to open schools. Yes, it is a serious issue said the RY we must sit together and deal with the schooling problem we should form a committee and think of ways to tackle and fix the problem however the besmirching of our heiligeh youngeleit had no place and is not the main contributing factor for the lack of acceptance into schools. Elitism is something we all have just as the rich and famous will not sit together with the rifraf for no good reason. Here we have yereim ushleimim who want to do ratzon hashem and strive for a life of dikduk hamitvos and always improving. What do you want when a school only has 12 open slots and 400 applicants dont you think the school will decide what is the best product for them? We have to be practical with what we face.