Religion Today Costs A Small Fortune To Be Observant


IRudy Vallee – Brother Can You Spare A Dime   
   
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   WHEN MY GRANDFATHER LIVED  WARSAW POLAND CIRCA 1893, THE JEWS THEN DIDN’T HAVE  A POT TO…LET ALONE SUPPORT A RABBI. THE RABBI WAS FROM A WEALTHY OR MIDDLE CLASS MERCHANT FAMILY AND WAS NOT ONLY ABLE TO GO TO  GRADE SCHOOL BUT TAKE  THE EDUCATION ALL THE WAY ONTO COLLEGE, WHERE AS THE AVERAGE JEW IN THOSE TIMES  HAD TO LEARN A TRADE AT AN EARLY AGE AND HAD TO GO TO WORK IN ADDITION TO  HIS LEARNING A TRADE AND NOT ONLY COULDN’T AFFORD THE COST OF SECONDARY EDUCATION , IT WAS PARAMOUNT THAT THEY BROUGHT INCOME INTO THE HOUSEHOLD.
WHEN THE RABBI RECEIVED HIS  RABBINICAL DEGREE HE WAS BASICALLY SELF SUPPORTING   FROM HIS AND HIS FAMILIES FUNDS. THIS WAS THE WAY IN AMERICA WHEN  THY CAME FROM CIRCA 1870″S TO WORLD WAR 11’s END  TO THIS COUNTRY,THEN THE RABBIS GOT THE SMART IDEA THAT THE CONGREGATION SHOULD PAY DEARLY FOR THEIR  SERVICE SO TO SPEAK . A HOUSE OR APT MUST BE BOUGHT AND ALL EXPENSES PAYED FOR THE RABBI , A SIX FIGURE  SALARY .HIS ELECTRIC MEDICAL AT THE CONGREGATIONS COST  ETC. ETC. IT BECAME  A GREAT BURDEN ON MANY TO SEND THEIR KID TO HEBREW SCHOOL FOR  A JEWISH EDUCATION . THIS MUST BE ADDRESSED BEFORE ITS TO LATE.IT;S AFFECTING ALL OF US.
 Don Lerman Blog  Administrator and Editor
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