Hasidim vs. Wal-Mart
You won’t believe how good this made me feel.
The New York Times reports that Hasidic Jews in Monsey, NY are protesting Wal-Mart — they fear that its unfair labor practices, tumultuous employee hiring procedures, underpayment, Christian Coalition donations and corporatization will corrupt Monsey.
Well, not exactly….but it *is* a fine example of the Jews using grassroots anti-corporate support.
And, to look at it another way: it really is, I think, a stand against corporate America and the commodification of everything. To put it another way: when big corporate players start catering to the Jews — especially the religious Jews — smaller-time, mom-and-pop operations are going to suffer and go bankrupt.
So give the Wal-Marters a kick for me, Monsey folks! Only, not any of the female ones.