I don’t get why some have to put others down in such a pathetic, judgmental way in regards to them going to Orlando for Pesach, almost rooting for there to be problems.
1) Most Yidden who have money to spend work really hard for it. And if they don’t, it’s because the Aibishter decided to bless them with parnassah. How they spend it is none of anybody’s business. Jealous? That’s an issur deoraisa. Work on it.
2) We are not talking about the uber-wealthy here. This is not a Pesach program in Dubai that serves deer meat. Most of the folks who got messed over are your typical middle-class family who really can use a vacation. I’ve stayed home and I’ve done Orlando. The second option is much harder to execute. It involves much hard work and planning. The only added expense under normal circumstances is perhaps 2.5-3k for the house and the traveling expenses. Most people drive, by the way.
3) The point is that the people who got hurt are really in trouble and are stranded. We are talking about your average family who needs a bit of a break from daily routine. Don’t we all?
I hope that it will somehow work out, and watching Klal Yisroel mobilize to help these families is inspiring.
LK out in Champion’s Gate