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How can you call it mooching off the parents if the parents allow it?

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Orthonomics has an excellent post concerning if teenagers/children who live at home should contribute to the cost of living at home. Such as, actually have to spend their time making money in order to not live off their parents.

Great post, but in my opinion the idea of parents supporting their children starts with not making them chip in at home and doesn’t end when they want to go to Kollel/Marry someone that is in Kollel.

I will make myself clear, I have the highest respect for men who can sit all day and be in Kollel. If they are indeed at their chair for the entire time they should be there, not taking their coffee and cig breaks, and doing what needs to be done with their learning then they should try and continue it…unless they need to go support their starving family somehow. However, to stay in Kollel knowing your Family is barely making ends meet and you need to live off your parents…I don’t understand the concept at all. What is going to happen within 20 years when the children of these people grow up and cannot do what their parents did because their parents can’t afford it?

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Written by frombrooklyn

March 9, 2007 at 4:48 PM

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  1. My husband makes the very same observation every time he reads another article about Roshei Yeshivot putting more obligations on prospective fathers in law so their Yeshivot can be billed as having prime husband material in their students and when he reads articles about the newest bans placed on women needing to work to support these Kollel husbands.

    Kmelion

    March 11, 2007 at 6:32 AM


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