Satmar Woman with 2000 Descendants

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4 Responses

  1. L. Oberstein says:

    One should read the whole story. She lost two children to the nazis in Bergen Belsen and an 8 year old son at summer camp in New York. She left behind 2,000 descendents.
    How is it possible to raise 15 children and pay tuition? The answer must be that in a tight knit community like Satmar, the school is part of the kehilla and not a stand alone independent institution. Parents pay what they can afford and the rest comes from the entire community.
    In the non Chassidic world, tuition for 15 children would excede the capacity of any but the wealthiest few.

  2. Joe Hill says:

    L. Oberstein – Financial considerations are not a factor in obtaining a heter for family planning. At least per the leading Charedi Rabbonim.

    This story is truly heart warming and we can all learn and emulate from this true Jewish tzadekis.

  3. anonymous says:

    Wow! Now THAT is truly amazing! Look at what one can do!

  4. rachel w says:

    Please realize that you don’t pay tuition for all 15 at once. (In fact, her oldest were married by the time the youngest were born. Also, in Satmar (especially in those times) after marriage – at a very young age – they went to work. No long term support issues.

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