2nd Day of Chanukah, Second Day of the Weekly Parsha of, "And they put for him separately... and for the Egyptians who ate with him separately," 5776
We find it our duty to warn and arouse the public regarding what has been taking place in widespread fashion in our city, a crude habit of eating while walking in the street.
This unseemly conduct was looked upon, up till recent years, as belonging to marginal or lightheaded people, who were seen by the public as such.
Recently, this unseemly practice has spread and dulled the public's refined feelings to a point where the margin has expanded to include simple folk who are unaware of the change taking place within themselves and who find themselves, unwittingly, leaving the ranks of people who respect themselves and their families.
Chazal regarded this practice as so unrefined as to say that one who eats in the market [public place] resembles a dog, and is included among those who are too lowly to be fit to testify as witnesses in beis din.
Therefore, each person must arouse the members of his household to steer clear of this base and undignified level. And those who comply shall be pleased and blessed with everything good.
Moshe Shaul Klein
Menachem Mendel Hakohen Shafran
Masoud Ben Shimon