I recommend this post of Wolf's, because it addresses exactly one of the things that is seriously wrong with UO Judaism today - disrepsect for people who earn a living and support all these people.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Destroying A Young Person's Respect For Their Parents
For the last few weeks, Rebbetzin Jungreis' column in The Jewish Press has focused on the shidduch problem of "working boys" being viewed as "second class citizens" in the shidduch market*.
This week, she had letters from two young women - one who was looking for a "working boy" and one who was looking for a "learning boy" (while being respectful to workers). However, both girls had one thing in common -- their working fathers were put down to their faces...
Wolf concludes his post with this observation:
...If this is the case, I don't know how any working family can send their kids to such a school. It would serve the schools right to have every working family pull out of the school (after all, why send your daughter to a school where she's going to be taught to view you with scorn and disrespect). Let's see the school try to financially survive without the very people that they are harming.