Someone sent me this sentence from an article he said he read: “This business of Rabbi’s in Israel saying that John Kerry is picking a fight with God is crazy and irresponsible.” I don’t know where it is from and my friend wouldn’t tell me. The reason he sent it to me was to show me the way the author wrote “Rabbi’s,” capitalized and with an apostrophe. My friend wrote to me: “Look at this. It’s from an editorial in a Jewish publication. Rabbi’s? Is this a joke? Do people not know an ounce of grammar? Do they have no respect for their readers?”
I believe my friend is right. How come there is such widespread ignorance? Why do we, frum readers, not demand more?
My friend added that much of the ignorance he was referring to, including the “Rabbi’s” gaffe he mentioned, is in the free periodicals thrown around certain Jewish neighborhoods. But that still doesn’t explain the utter dumbness and poor quality of the writing. The advertisers and readers should be demanding more.
You’d think that a most basic education would ensure that an editor somewhere knows to write “This business of rabbis,” not, “This business of Rabbi’s.” The stupidity is unbelievable.