And now it goes to Golfer:
Yekke, you’re bothered by someone writing an article “without any halachic/hashkafic mekoros”?? That pretty much sums up a lot of the articles in the glossy Jewish publications that have come onto the market in recent years. The Jewish Observer, which contained articles penned by people who were in some cases themselves respected sources of information on Halacha and hashkafa, no longer exists. Presumably because there was no market for a Jewish magazine that lacked colorful photos, recipes, and let’s not forget- fabulous, true-to-life, nail-biting fiction. Every generation gets the manhigim they deserve. Apparently, the same goes for magazines.