To paraphrase that icon of talk shows, Bob Grant....
If we have been working so hard to make sure our children (rightly so) are protected from the evils of the secular world, why are there so many more children Off the D?
Why is Lakewood full of organizations and yeshivos and programs and projects to help the wayward lost souls of that community, if that is one of the communities that insists on conformity, lack of exposure i.e. internet, library books, secular studies, etc.? We should be celebrating the renewed commitment to a Torah lifestyle because of all the limits and bans and restrictions and controls we have placed on our children and community!
I don't get it
-all black clothing because color, which Hashem created and has all around us in His beautiful world, in untzniusdik
-all separate affairs with moveable walls for mechitzas (when did trees become too lenient?)
-modest swimwear. hello, who are they swimming with in the first place? just women!
-no pics of women in any magazines or newspapers or billboards advertising dinners they are supposedly being honored by
-open houses or school orientations where men are requested not to attend
-graduations where dads are not invited (thankfully not at my daughter's school, but at another local BY high school)
-no more dance performances at all girls' high school concert (same BY high school)