My column in Tablet magazine this week is about how Passover can turn us into crazed, perspective-lacking control freaks. Love the photo of the tinfoil living room. It reminds me of seeing the documentary Be Fruitful and Multiply a few years ago — the film is about ultra-Orthodox Jews following the commandment to have huge families, and the consequences thereof. There’s a scene showing one of these huge families preparing for Passover. An army of little girls in long skirts and long-sleeved blouses scrubs the house and encases the kitchen in tinfoil. It winds up looking like the inside of a spaceship.
The comments were interesting. It’s very nice when readers defend me.
Is there really so much stigma to getting occupational therapy?