Rav Avigdor Miller on the Not so Serious Kollel Man

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Q:
 Should a wealthy father-in-law support his son-in-law in Kollel even if he’s not such a serious learner?

A:
You have to know that today, when you leave the Yeshiva, it’s like going out of the תיבה  of נח. Suppose somebody wanted to leave the  תיבה in the middle of the מבול! Outside, there is a מבול  today. Not a מבול  of water, but a מבול  of filth. A מבול  of רשעות. So the longer he is in the Kollel, the better off he is.

Now, if you can teach him a פרנסה  while he’s in the Kollel, so that gradually he can go into פרנסה, and then maybe he’ll be able to establish himself in a good, frum neighborhood with a פרנסה – even better. Whatever it is – but as long as he can, he should be in the Kollel. He should get married from the Yeshiva. From the Yeshiva, he should get married. So the first years are all Kollel years. And his wife gets accustomed to being a Kollel wife. The children are Kollel children. And then later, we’ll see. But at first, keep him in the Kollel as long as you could afford to keep him there.

                                                     TAPE #E-102