In general, I prefer to shy away from controversial or political issues. But recent events have raised the ugly specter of discrimination, and I feel obligated to share my thoughts on the subject.
I’m talking about a very disturbing trend at weddings.
(Why? What did you THINK I was referring to? ;-))
You see, the period between Lag BaOmer and Shivah Asar B’Tamuz is high wedding season here in Israel.
<brief cultural digression>
Note that even without a calendar, one can easily figure out when wedding season has begun.
After all, this is the time of year when Israel’s highways and byways are plastered with those ubiquitous arrow-bearing signs informing you that this is the way to “Guy and Shir’s wedding” or “Liron and Tal’s henna”…
Moreover, giant view-obstructing drapery wings frequently fan out to the chupah’s sides.
Which means that the ONLY guests who can watch the entire proceedings are those who are sitting or standing directly in front of the chupah.
And THAT, my friends, is what we call discrimination.
Somebody call the Supreme Court…
!שבת שלום ומבורך