Feb 22, 2019
Who cares what men musicians look like. We discuss only their music. But when lady musicians are dressed a little provocatively, even a little sexily, we’ll comment on their music and also on their appearance. Is this wrong? Is this “sexism” whatever that means? There’s a growing group of attractive young female concert pianists who no longer perform in long gowns in muted colors. Few are more noticeable than Yuja Wang, and the music critic of the Los Angeles Times certainly did notice her. Which ignited a firestorm of controversy in the Washington Post. Your rabbi found it all highly entertaining and he hopes you will too. And Yuja Wang really is an amazing pianist! A brief rabbinic lesson on zippers in ladies fashion. And now, from the performance to the penitentiary. You’ll never guess what is shared in common by large numbers of men who are serving life sentences but by almost no incarcerated women. Why I would shut down every last prison and jail immediately even if it means releasing every convict. And I am tough on crime! Really.