Wednesday, June 28, 2006
I say: ''Why not Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva?''
Neo Tzig, I fail to see why you single out Shluchim for retirement.
Shluchim are no different than Rabbonim who must find a speech to say on the same 53 Parshiyos every single week for 50 years. They're no different than a Rosh Yeshivah or Mashgiach who has the same few Mesechtos to compose Shiurim on or needs to give Shmuessen the same times of the year every year for 50 years.
We can even go as far as ''forgetting'' the fact that they're sent for life and only the Rebbe can change that, we can forget that there is no retirement age in Shlichus. The mere fact that people get burned out never deterred any Rosh Yeshivah from carrying on in Yeshivah even at a very advanced age, so why should Shluchim be different?
If abuse of power is an issue there are or should be other means to deal with it, retirement doesn't seem to cut it.