I was highly offended by last month’s #Lifethoughts column on the topic of marriage. Jordan’s “comical insights” creates a mockery on the sanctity of marriage. Marriage is a beautiful and spiritual institution that when taken seriously provides love and growth to both partners. It is much more profound than picking someone that likes a different cereal than you do, as the author jokingly suggests. I also did not appreciate all the condescending wife remarks and critiques. I understand this is a humor column, but saying that being married is having “the freedom to do whatever your wife tells you to do” and other snide comments like these are misleading, hurtful and simply not funny. What message are we sending to singles?
I was intrigued by Pinchos Shine’s column about solar panels. I have noticed more and more homes in Marine Park with panels on their roofs. The fact that Shine says they can also be installed in homes with flat roofs that have shade makes me now contemplate installing them in my own home.
I tried your quinoa veggie burger recipe and it was VERY delicious! Thank you for printing such interesting recipe options for the Nine Days that are not your typical pasta or dairy loaded dishes.
I was touched by Rayle Rubenstein’s “To Stand at the End of Earth” article. It has always puzzled me why Jews bother to return to the land that was so hostile to our grandparents and previous generations. But Rubenstein put it in a different perspective. Perhaps the importance of going back to Poland is not just to see the horrors of the concentration camps, but also to show them, the world, and even ourselves, that we are still here, and we will always be here.
Your editorial last month was right on point, and I am ashamed to admit that I am one of the many who sees and hears about local events and never bothers to show up. As Shea Rubenstein eloquently pointed out in his emotional mashal, I think to myself that I am too busy to attend yet another fundraiser, blood drive, or speaking event. I assume that my presence is unimportant and that others will fill the space. I don’t think about all the behind-the-scenes work that goes into executing these events. I don’t think about all the hours poured into making the event happen. I don’t think about the feelings of the people who run the event. Going forward, I will make more of an effort to go to these events, donate, or at the very least comment and thank the ones in charge.