Mishpacha Propaganda

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normal-familyWhen you live out of town, you don’t get the frum magazines until months down the line. You might absentmindedly walk out with the shul’s edition, the one that says DO NOT REMOVE written across it in black marker, and it’s such a relief to have new Jewish reading material in this outpost of frumkeit that you figure meh, it’s probably better off here in my home anyway. At least it’s good for shabbos. Then you open it one day and are reminded of how absurd some of their articles are. Forget the fact that the punctuation is so bad that you sometimes have to read it four times before it makes sense, forget the misspelling. The articles can be so bad they’re insulting.

I hitched a ride home with this girl the other day that works for one of our local religious organizations, and she was kind enough to pass on an issue of Mishpacha’s Family First containing an article/op-ed/fake letter to the editor…who knows what they were trying to accomplish with this one…called “Musings of a Good Neighbor”. It’s sort of a stream of conscience of one horrid, stereotypical yenta who has taken it upon herself to speculate why her new next door neighbors are of her same age, have been married the same number of years she has, yet they still don’t have children.

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