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B . S t r e e t F a r m e r s M a r k e t
The subject of this post is the social policy of the market.
The market seeks to to provide high quality Kosher food to local residents.
The market also provides a refuge for community members who seek to escape the degeneracy of the surrounding culture of America. Some of the perversion in society in general has begun to sink into Jewish society in particular. Activities that not too long ago were illegal, and were not even discussed in polite society, are now discussed around the dinner table, so to speak.
For example, local Jewish schools technically forbid students from using marijuana. But as Rabbi Yitzchak Merkin acknowledged several years ago at a public meeting, the Yeshiva of Greater Washington had brought in someone to address the students on the issue of drug use because, to paraphrase the Headmaster, there was nothing to be gained by ignoring what is commonly knowledge, that some students are involved with, or at least have access to, street drugs.
The market is designed to try and be a safe haven where patrons will not encounter people who are involved in activities that violate Halacha, or find themselves associating with those who disparage Halacha by not vigorously opposing:
– Giluy Arayos, including the mixing of unmarried young men and women in educational and social settings, as well as the mixing of married men and women that leads to excessive Sicha between men and women
-Street drug use, regardless of whether the drugs are legal or decriminalized; excessive alcoholic consumption
-Cover-ups of molestation by teachers and others responsible for the education and care of children
-The  goal to be accepted, especially the self-conscious shoehorning of  members into the fabric of daily community life.
-Marxism, as manifested by groups like  and .
To be sure, the market will not discriminate against any . That would violate the precept of Dina D’Malchusa Dina. At the same time we will not exempt  from the rules against any dress, behavior or speech designed to lead to immorality, which will thus effectively exclude , in addition to promiscuous non- members of the community.
The placeholder terms , ,  are substituted for the actual terms because the actual terms cannot be mentioned in a negative context without risking being deplatformed, which is why I have redacted the actual terms. I don’t want any of this getting back to the online companies that provide me with internet services. On the other hand, transparency is the lynchpin of the market, so I’m not going to hide anything, either.
Those who aspeak up forcefully in order to slow the moral erosion of this country sometimes pay a high price. They are “canceled”: deplatformed, doxxed, fired from their job, their business boycotted, and/or deserted by friends and family.
The encroachment of degeneracy is an attack on families and the way they raise their children.
My goal is create a separate space where we can shut the door to the downward death spiral of society, whether the engine of that spiral be entertainment, the media, academia, business and finance, and/or legal and political means. I am emboldened with the knowledge I am aligned with others who are similiarly startled and alarmed at the pace at which civility is disappearing from public discourse and replaced with conflict.
I have no idea of knowing with absolute certainty if what I’m doing is right according to the Torah. I won’t let ignorance justify my finding refuge in mere passivity, because while sitting and doing nothing is sometimes the best policy, I can’t believe just freezing up will do much good as evil engulfs me.