Last week we read a million posts denying that there’s a problem and talking about chilul Hashem because of the alcohol-induced chilul shabbos crash of a yeshiva boy.
Isn’t it time to take our heads out of the sand, and face the reality? We have created a charedi world where the pressure is so great, and the penalty for any minuscule infraction so severe, that we are driving people to seek escape wherever they can!
Pressure to finance an expensive lifestyle, to pay huge tuitions, camps, kolels, fancy weddings, to conform in dress in every way, to attend daf yomi, every detail of our lives has become strictly regimented. Violation means ostracism from society, risking kid’s shidduchim, and more.
When will the madness end?