Yesterday we passed through one supermarket parking lot and I saw a guy outside with long boxes. I thought maybe it’s an early sale on lulavim, but no, it was just a guy standing outside with the huge (and they were huge) hero sandwiches people had ordered and were awaiting pickup. I felt bad for the poor guy I saw inside with a few Italian breads and a big bag from the deli counter. Nebach, he had to put the meat and mustard on the bread himself.
Chazal tell us already how to watch the superbowl. Chagigah 16a, bottom of the page.
In our society a teenage girl wrapping tefillin -- that’s an avlah, that something that’s not “Orthodox.” People are up in arms because we all know the Rama says that’s not allowed. But a bacchanalian food and beer orgy around the TV “bamah,” the Rama nowhere says that’s not allowed, does he? Show me where the Rama says you have to lead a holy life and not be consumed by the materialism and not be caught up in the mores of outside society?
We are missing the forest for the trees...