It seems we have lost all sense of sensitivity and gedarim.
Someone recently showed me as ad for children’s clothing featuring the picture you see above. I am just wondering: What is Jewish about this picture? I am not talking about whether the boy is Jewish. I am talking about what message such a picture sends. To me, it says, “I am cool, I am hip, I don’t give a flip about anything, look at me, etc.” There’s no aidelkeit, there’s no Yiddishkeit, there’s nothing of Yiddishe substance in this photo.
I’m no old-timer, by the way. I’m relatively young. So don’t think that I’m some old fuddy duddy complaining. And I’m not a complainer. I can tolerate a lot. But this ad goes against everything we believe. The gaavah is oozing off the page. The looseness and prikas ohl is inherent in the whole pose and look.
Can we have some sense of kedusha in our machaneh?