The following is just my personal opinion, but I feel strongly it needs to be addressed.
For the past week now, I’m watching friends, coworkers and family posting about their midwinter vacations. Some were local trips, while others were full-blown vacations to exotic places.
I’m not here to tell people how to spend their money, but as Yid, I want to bring up the topic of Tznius, V’hatznea Leches.
I’m not referring to Tznius of dressing (that’s a whole different topic), but rather the Tznius in what we do and how we do it.
Yes, children need a break from school and a change of scenery, and I have no problem with people traveling to Florida or any other places for midwinter to give children that break. What I take issue with, is the flaunting it.
Did it ever occur to you that thousands of your friends who are seeing your pictures on social media can’t afford those trips and vacations? Did it ever occur to you that by showing it all off and telling your friends and neighbors all about your extravagant trips hurts others who are less fortunate?
If Hashem blessed you with beautiful families and wealth, that’s a Bracha. But the flaunting it for all to see, and hurting the less-fortunate in the process should be reconsidered.
A simple Lakewood mother.
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