I recently saw a story that reminded me of a different incident, both of which I think would be of interest to Matzav.com readers. In the recent story, a young Hispanic babysitter at Lefferts Park in Crown Heights was seen sharing her non-kosher takeout food with a Jewish child in a mini stroller whom she was watching.
Tarfus! Metamtem es halev!
The babysitter either had no idea that the child was not to be eating treif or fed him treif on purpose. Can you imagine? And I am sure the parents have the strictest kashrus at home. Yet they leave their child with a non-Jewish babysitter who is feeding their child treife food.
The incident happened yesterday at around 1:30 p.m. The teachers of Bnos Menachem preschool in Crown Heights witnessed the young Hispanic babysitter at Lefferts Park sharing her the food with the Jewish child she was watching.
When she was approached, she hurriedly closed the container.
The young boy was 1 1/2 to 2 years old, with dirty blond hair, wearing a forest green sweater and brown pants. He was in a green city mini stroller. The woman left the park walking towards Lefferts between Troy and Schenectady.
In a different incident which I witnessed, a frum child being watched by a “nanny” was given non-kosher candy – candy that had animal gelatin and was purely treif. When I observed this and said something, the nanny could not understand what I was talking about. She got defensive and said that “the parents let” and she “loves the child and takes care of him like a mother and it is not my business.” Basically: Butt out.
What are we doing to our children? We cry and scream about their chinuch and about this and about that, and here are people allowing their children to be fed tarfus. Unbelievable, my friends. Unbelievable.
A Distrubed Matzav Reader