Parshas Pinchas 5778
If I don't have a son or a grandson, how can I ensure the continuation of my family?
You can ensure the continuation of the wider family, and that's the Jewish nation, because we're all blood kin. You have cousins, and it's important that they should continue, and by working for a yeshiva you're ensuring the continuation of your family. By working for a Beth Jacob school that takes in girls and teaches them to be proud, and teaches them how to be good Jewish daughters, and then good Jewish women, good Jewish mothers and have big families, you're doing the best that you can right now in your circumstance. Of course if you're capable of having your own, you surely should be happy at the opportunity.
Everybody can participate in the big job of perpetuating the Jewish nation, and that's Torah education, not what they call education. Yeshivas, Bais Yaakovs, real frum Torah institutions - if you'll help them, raise money for them, induce boys and girls to go there, that's the way you'll ensure the continuation of your family.
Good Shabbos To All
This is transcribed from questions that were posed to Harav Miller by the audience at the Thursday night lectures.
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