Painting With a Broad Brush
I identify with the Democratic Party on most issues (“Attack on Republicans Outrageous,” Feb. 15). However, Jay Rose’s letter calling another writer “ignorant and prejudiced” for saying that the Republican Party and the Republican Jewish Coalition answer to the Christian right was an understandable response. Sadly, Rose lost the argument in the last sentence of his piece when he associated my entire party with antifa and Louis Farrakhan.
Painting with a broad brush does not benefit or speak well of either side.
Beverly Cohen | Harleysville
A Hidden Gem
Recently on a red-eye from Germany, I sat next to a young woman and we talked (“Go Up ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Without a Paddle,” Feb. 15). She said her claim to fame was that she came from the town reputed to be the model for the TV sitcom Schitt’s Creek, which was unfamiliar to me.
She said Eugene Levy was in it, and I wanted to learn more. It was on Netflix, so I spent all night watching the first season. My wife and I later watched all three seasons and fell in love with the A+ acting, directing and scripts.
Thank you for bringing notice in the Exponent to one of the hidden gems in the entertainment world.
Alan M. Gold | New Britain
It’s Just Business
It doesn’t take an MBA to predict a business that targets a shrinking population (assimilating Conservative Jews) and refuses to accommodate a growing customer base (Orthodox families) will go under (“Area Kosher Butcher Shops Dwindle,” Feb. 8).
The sheer convenience for working mothers of buying kosher meat, wine and cleaning products in one place trumps the nostalgia of a separate trip to the butcher. And does anyone really believe that the meat is fresher in a store with no business than in a high-traffic supermarket where you are lucky to find a chuck roast remaining on a Thursday evening?
Shopping at a supermarket is not devoid of social interaction either. You can cut the meat and kibitz with customers just as easily behind the counter at ShopRite in Cherry Hill as in stores on Wadsworth Avenue or Krewstown Road.
Retail is not sentimental. If owners don’t adapt to changing business models and customer demands, a business is doomed to fail whether the sign on the door reads Simon’s Kosher Meat or Sears & Roebuck.
Nadine Bonner | Bala Cynwyd