Sunday, August 23, 2009

the signs are on the lampposts

i usually dont pay much attention to lamppost signs, but this one was a doozy. i dont remember the exact words, but basically it said that some bochur who wants to get married and have a family needs our help because he needs some procedure. dont get me wrong, everyone who is having a medical problem deserves to have help, but because they are human and deserve to be in proper health, not because they want to get married and have a family. if he was elderly would he not deserve to be well? if he never will have children, doesnt he still deserve to be well? i do hope this young man gets whatever help he needs, but not just because he wants to get married and have a family. will people only have pity on a sick person if they want to get married and have a family? i somehow think that the torah does not make that kind of stipulation.
i dont remember whether i saw that lamppost in boro park or flatbush, but im pretty sure that i saw it on avenue j last night. scary....

2 comments:

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

I've seen a lot of signs like that, or letters, about young fathers/mothers with a family that got sick, or someone about to get married and then got sick.

It's interesting the way you look at it. Your right, everyone deserves a chance to be healthy. But I think we have more rachmanus for those that could of had something so good, and it's about to be taken away from them, it adds to the severity of their case. Not that it denies other people, but rather makes it more severe.

Moshe said...

I think I saw that one on M.
Well...considering ObamaCare...