Dear TLS readers,
After reading several articles about drugs, depression, abuse and other teen issues involving our precious young children, and then reading about the BlueClaws, I had an idea and a question. If guidelines were put into place to ensure a Kosher experience at the Blue Claws Stadium, would BMG consider lifting the ban? I will explain. If we were to set aside a few hundred separate seats at the Stadium and have separate mens and womens nights within that section, why should that be an issue?
I do not in any way want to Chas Veshalom criticize the Yeshivah or our leaders for creating the ban, however, now that times have changed and boys and girls are not the way they were years ago, I would like to entertain the thought of perhaps giving our children an outlet which can be done in a Kosher way.
Now, of course this is not for the typical Yeshivish family who will not take their children to Great Adventures or to other amusement parks during the summer months. However, as a parent originally from out of town and as a mother of a teenage son who cannot sit months at a shot in his Yeshivah without a break, what would be so wrong for my husband to enjoy a night out with him?
Again, I’m just thinking aloud without Ch’V criticizing our Daas Torah. Am I the only one to entertain this thought?
I think many parents of teenage or younger children would agree that our children cannot be ‘locked up in a home’ so to speak, without having some sort of enjoyment other than a basketball game at Yeshivah.
Perhaps if there were Kosher events and outlets which our sons and daughters can enjoy, it may just alleviate some of the pressure and perhaps, the drug abuse rate in our communities would drop as well.
Thank you for allowing me to express myself.