Matos-Massei – Annulment of Vows

עַל כֵּן יַעֲזָב אִישׁ אֶת אָבִיו וְאֶת אִמּוֹ וְדָבַק בְאִשְׁתּו וְהָיוּ לְבָשָר אֶחָ דֹ …A man shall detach himself from his father and his mother, and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. (Bereshit 2:24) A story is told about a bachur (unmarried young man) who came in the 60s to the Lubavitcher Rebbe for the yechidus (private audience) telling the Rebbe that he wanted to go college. Those days, American colleges, by and large, where not exactly institutions of higher learning but, more often, venues for drugs, sex and rock and roll. The Rebbe strongly advised the visitor against going to college, but the young man was hell-bound on going through with his plan. The Rebbe said to him, “Even if you don’t care about the spiritual dangers and [...]