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Shidduchim disintegrating as a result of such communication should be accepted with strong faith in Hashem and belief that they were not meant to be. Needless to say, the bar of expectations (usually set by the parents) can be lowered a notch. For instance, dashing good looks, affluence and yichus can be considered as non-essentials to the happiness and fulfillment of a marriage. That these parents – or any, for that matter – should not compromise on fundamental quality traits goes without saying.

At her tender age, this girl certainly has time yet to settle down and should not be made to rush headlong into settling for an inferior shidduch. In the meanwhile the world of research is hard at work round the clock in search of a lasting cure for MS, and effective medications are already available to allay its symptoms.

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Who knows what tomorrow will bring? Let us pray that, with G-d’s help, a complete eradication of the disease is around the corner.

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