Long, Expensive Road

Long, Expensive Road

Professor Sharon Flatto is right on the money (“The Modern Orthodox Brain Drain, II,” Opinion, May 1).

Consider the prospects and plight of a newly married
Orthodox Jewish couple looking ahead. They must consider costs of a kosher household, raising a family, buying a house, educating the children in yeshiva, belonging to a shul, sending children to
summer camp, saving for retirement, taxes, college tuitions, weddings for the children
and helping the children get started, etc.

Acquiring wealth is an absolute necessity so face it realistically.


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