Jerusalem – The Gerrer Rebbe, R’ Yaakov Aryeh Alter shlita, met today with the Rabbonim of Machon Puah (the Puah Institute) in the Rebbe’s offices in Yerushalaim.
The Rebbe listened closely while Rav Menachem Bustein, Head of Machon Puah, spoke about his personal connection to the Imeri Emes and how it was the advice of the Imeri Emes that saved his family in Europe.
After Rav Burstein explained Puah’s work in counseling couples and supervising fertility treatments, the Rebbe gave his brocha both to the Puah Institute and to each of the rabbonim.
The Rebbe spoke of how he feels that the convenience of modern life expresses itself with people looking for easy and immediate solutions. He said that there are couples feeling pressured about having children and running to have fertility treatments too soon. The Rebbe said that while each situation should be brought to a Rav familiar with both the topic and the couple, as a rule couples should not worry about fertility challenges during their first year of marriage.