All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. T. E. Lawrence (1888 - 1935), "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom"
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I have family members with young children 2 or 3 below the age of 4 each. The have been told that they must get a heter from a Rav to use birth control to pace the frequency of births.
Also they must get a heter if they at some point want to have no more than 3 or 4 children. Each has some considerations about the stress on the mother in working (needed to support them) while raising this larger number of children . With incomes what they are in Israel, at least one of the families is unable to manage without both parents working.
What is the proper approach to these questions from a halachic viewpoint?
Rabbi David Bar-Hayim
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