חיים איז מסודר, וואס איז מיט אונז?
חיים איז מסודר, וואס איז מיט אונז?
ברוך המקדש שמו ברבים!
Reb Chaim Ekstein merited to show thousands of Yiddin that there is another way!
He taught us that we can and we should take a stand to alleviate the enormous financial burden facing thousands of parents who are marrying off their children every year.
He courageously jumped in like Nachshon Ben Aminodov and sparked a movement to completely change our attitude towards how much needs to be spent marrying of a child.
Now it is our turn!
Our goal is to enlist 10,000 parents who will commit to using common sense, rather than following the herd who mindlessly sink into debt and bring upon themselves crushing stress just because "That's what everybody else does".
If you want to be a part of this movement and reverse this mindless trend please go to.... and take the plunge and make the commitment. Thousands of Yiddin are waiting for you to give them the encouragement they need to be part of this revolution which will make marrying off a child a joyous and pleasurable experience rather than a stressful and irresponsible endeavor.
At the outset people wondered how Reb Chaim would manage to marry over child for $10,000. They even laughed at the suggestion. But Reb Chaim persevered. It looks like he will actually pull it off.
But what about us?
מי האיש החפץ חיים?
We all want a brighter future. We all don't want to sell ourselves into servitude when we marry off a child. We all want such a joyous experience not to be marred by the enormous stress caused by undertaking irresponsible financial responsibilities. But we cannot do it alone. We need each others encouragement. Only if we join together as one community of responsible adults can we reverse this debilitating and mindless attitude that "we need to keep up with Joneses" when marrying off our child.
We need 10,000 people to make this commitment to once and for all remove this foolish trend from our midst.
An askin who tries to help people find appropriate jobs relates the following:
When a good candidate is presented with a job opportunity that fits well with his talents and abilities and pays well, a common question presented by the applicant is - "In addition to all the regular expenses needed to support a family will this job also allow me to marry off my children in a respectable way?".
A young man just starting married life is already burdened with the enormous pressure of marrying off a child many years into the future!
Is this sane? Is it acceptable that a person should have to carry the burden of marrying off children from the day he himself gets married?!
We must reverse this debilitating epidemic!
Join the movement! Your commitment can make the difference. Every single person who commits not to spend more than they can comfortably carry when marrying off a child will help so many others make the same commitment and enjoy marrying off their children without stress and without pain and without sinking into crushing debt.
Please Join the proclamation with the following commitment:
"I hereby take upon myself that upon marrying off a child I will use my mind to reasonably assess what I can afford without mindlessly taking into consideration what other people are doing. I will only spend what is comfortably within my means and not a penny more, regardless of what anybody thinks. It is my life, not theirs. And I will have to live with the stress of irresponsible chasuna related undertakings, not them."
איש את רעהו יעזרו ולאחיו יאמר חזק!