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Gift giving is a real challenge for many parents during Chanukah. It is especially difficult to find something meaningful and useful for the young rebbes who teach in a yeshiva ketana. Little boys can be quite a handful and one should be extra careful in finding a gift that shows your appreciation for their mesirat nefesh. Here is a list of the best ten gifts to give: Industrial-strength earmuffs – not to necessarily keep out the cold but to keep out the noise. A one way ticket to the Mir – not the yeshiva – but the space station. If he is single – a shidduch with a girl whose father owns a large business that is short-handed. A year’s supply of tranquilizers. A loudspeaker – so that he will still have a voice at the end of the day. A winning lottery ticket – and the option to retire. A car that stalls on the way to work. A promotion to a yeshiva gedolah. A look-alike to stand in for him from time to time. And the best gift of all – a simple thank you from time to time for taking on the difficult, under appreciated and often stressful job of the chinuch of small children.
Here is a list of the best ten gifts to give:
Industrial-strength earmuffs – not to necessarily keep out the cold but to keep out the noise.
A one way ticket to the Mir – not the yeshiva – but the space station.
If he is single – a shidduch with a girl whose father owns a large business that is short-handed.
A year’s supply of tranquilizers.
A loudspeaker – so that he will still have a voice at the end of the day.
A winning lottery ticket – and the option to retire.
A car that stalls on the way to work.
A promotion to a yeshiva gedolah.
A look-alike to stand in for him from time to time.
And the best gift of all – a simple thank you from time to time for taking on the difficult, under appreciated and often stressful job of the chinuch of small children.
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