So how can Haredi men actually practice the Mitzvah of Keeping the Shabbat holy, if they don't work the rest of the week? Jews are supposed to rest from work on Shabbat (not just abstain from handling money and flipping electric switches). If there is no work done the 6 other days, then the Shabbat is devalued and not set aside. When studying Torah and praying are the only activities performed all 7 days, there is no longer a difference between the days.
Comment by Myriam Obadia — December 7, 2013 @ 7:25 PM
Moshe, how do you know whether Rabbi Wein fears Hashem or not? Isn't that supposed to be the true meaning of Haredi? Or has the meaning changed to Jew dressed in the 17th century Lithuanian fashion?
Comment by Myriam Obadia — December 7, 2013 @ 7:29 PM
@Myriam Obadia: "Or has the meaning changed to Jew dressed in the 17th century Lithuanian fashion?"
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On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 1:28 PM, <email@example.com> wrote:
the problem with "work" is like the problem with "America" in the 1890-1920 and "Palestine" in 1918-1939. If there is any competing influence on the young man (with or without family) life, the leaders of the Haredi camp are afraid that their own control will be compromised.
It's called dictatorial exclusivity; and it works until those who are its victims recognize that their lives are the ones that are being ruined.
End of the day; some should be learning full time and some should be working- it depends on the desire of the student. We need a certain say 10% full time learners to develop the future rabbis and poskim who will guide us. It takes 15-20 years of full time learning to develop the giants that can lead us only a few of many will achieve it. that is we need many to enter into the system to get there. Each one must make his personal decision for him and his family. Right now the number of learners is growing and way less than 10% so its not off balance. We would not have any problem if people gave their 10% to the learners in Israel.
Each learner influences many others to return to Torah. This is all good. Of course we don't like that they are poor- we need to support them. Why do we justify the $500,000 in taxes thats needed to produce every surgeon and we don't justify the need to finance learners. In short we need these learners.