Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I can appreciate that they see the dangers of glasses with frames that lead the wearer of these frames down a terrible, slippery slope. I realize that they're trying to keep kids pure and innocent, but even I don't understand a word they're saying! Couldn't they attach photographs of forbidden frames, or would that lead to sin as well? How is a parent supposed to know what's forbidden? What's that? You say that they have takonos for hats and reklach and white shirts, so why not this? Well; I don't see the comparison. The fact is that most kids are pretty monotnous and homogenous when it comes to dress, at least in Mosdos like Tzaylem. They all realize what's accepted and what's not. The fact that some mothers might buy cute glasses for their kids is not gonna bring down Tzaylem, which is long past its peak. Printing an incoherent memo like this seems silly, at least to an outsider like me. These kids will be fine if we give them half a chance. Leave them alone and you'll see good things happen. Overreact and you'll see what happens, and you won't like what you see.
But what do I know.