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This is not a seminary question

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  • Started 2 years ago by Queen Bee
  • Latest reply from The Great Bear of Creedmoor

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  1. Queen Bee
    not blocked

    Hey everyone,

    I'm writing a book and I gotta do some research. What are the top seminaries all girls apply to and dream of getting into?

    Thanks. Sorry, I'm clueless about such stuff.

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  2. real israeli
    but missing New York

    I don't know about the non-BY types but...
    BJJ - smart, academic... very difficult to get into, around for many years
    Mesores Rochel - smart, academic, very difficult to get into - around for about 7 years
    Hadar - not too hard to get into anymore, used to be harder to get accepted, very yeshivish, considered high on the list
    These days - Nachlas had over 1,500 applicants - its for fun loving by girls - decent amount of schoolwork, chilled atmosphere, real by type girls - only like 5 years old...

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  3. Don't write a book about something you know nothing about.
    No offense.

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  4. Queen Bee
    not blocked

    Thanks, real israeli

    pascha bchochma, I appreciate it, but believe me when I tell you that I'm not writing a book about seminary. Now what I am writing about is a topic I know a lot about. So why write about something I don't know about? In my perfect world, seminary would not exist, but seeing that I want to write an authentic novel, I gotta deal with reality. So I appreciate any help. And just so you know, many writers write about topics they know nothing about. That's what research is for. Not every mystery writer knows police protocol. Research.

    Thanks.

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  5. Ok, thanks for clarifying. What is your background and what do you want to know about seminaries? Do you already know about the application process, the reasons girls go to seminary, parents' attitudes? If you give me some idea what you're looking for I'll be happy to explain.

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  6. popa_bar_abba
    Incorrigible; eccentric; somewhere between mean and average; sometimes only a bit over the top; arbitrarily engaged in cynicism.

    Boys to go yeshiva, to get more knowledge,
    girls go to seminary, to get more stupider.

    (Hmm, doesn't have the same ring. Maybe the poetry thread people can help us out?)

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  7. Bar Shattya
    Official Dolt of the CR

    i can help

    seminary is bad
    it makes you dumb
    madrasas are bad
    they make you muslom

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  8. Queen Bee
    not blocked

    pascha bchochma, thanks for offering to help =). I don't need anything too detailed. Basically, classmates of my main character want to know which seminaries she's applying to. They assume she's going to get into a top one. My main character doesn't care though. So think of it like your friends gushing over seminary when you don't care at all. Also my main character's friends would be gushing about where they're applying to too.

    Thanks so much!

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  9. real israeli
    but missing New York

    what type of character is your main character? modern, yeshivish...
    it sounds like bjj is your best bet - it's the only one pretty much all crowds know about....

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  10. Queen Bee
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    Popa get out of my thread! lol

    See this is why I don't like this whole seminary thing, but my character is in 12th grade. Grr. Okay no labels. She's just a frum girl, average student, great at chumash and she's going through a difficult time (can't say what bec it'll spoil everything). I was thinking of putting BJJ but I wanted some more I guess. Wish seminary didn't have to exist!

    Thanks!

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  11. popa_bar_abba
    Incorrigible; eccentric; somewhere between mean and average; sometimes only a bit over the top; arbitrarily engaged in cynicism.

    Why don't you make it take place in the future, when there is intergalactic travel, and seminaries don't exist anymore?

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  12. Queen Bee
    not blocked

    Lol, popa. That could be a good idea for another novel, but this one has to take place nowadays. But I like that idea. Really up my alley with the sci-fi!

    You are welcome to my thread now

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  13. real israeli
    but missing New York

    where is the girl from? brooklyn or outa town?

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  14. Ananas12
    Member

    gateshead in england...
    bnos chaya rochel (new sem of gateshead)

    Posted 2 years ago #
  15. Queen Bee
    not blocked

    She's from Brooklyn. Thanks for your help. I didn't think this would be so complicated lol.

    Thanks, Ananas12

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  16. real israeli
    but missing New York

    You can stick to BJJ, Mesores Rochel, Nachlas, and if you want her to be yeshivish Hadar

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  17. 1st timer
    Member

    Or a drop less yeshivish, Bnos Chava or MeOhr

    Posted 2 years ago #
  18. happym19
    Member

    i like how everyones clicking on this question cuz "its not a seminary question"

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  19. real israeli
    but missing New York

    I can hear bnos chava but is meohr realy difficult to get into?

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  20. Queen Bee
    not blocked

    Thanks for everyone's help. And lol happym19, it technically isn't a seminary question. It's a research question.

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  21. OneOfMany
    Today, the Impressively Arbitrary Nymphadora the Purple is sporting One Of her Many eyebrow colors, as well as her Morgul-blade ^_^

    Paging zeena.kasta. :)

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  22. crazybrit
    This is a failed attempt at the longest subtitle in The Yeshiva World Coffee Room. However, as the old adage goes, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again". I'm on my 5th or 6th try. It does keep growing. I wonder if this is still a failed attempt! But as they say, "Try and fail, and try and fail but never fail to try again!"

    Or you can be original and make one up!

    how about bnos chaya hogwads? (or something like that)

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  23. Health
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    Queen Bee -"In my perfect world, seminary would not exist,"

    Now this statement I find objectionable. If you wrote, in my perfect world only girls wanting to become teachers went to seminary, not e/o - this I wouldn't have a problem with.
    But not the way you wrote it.
    Do you have a problem with guys going to Yeshiva too?

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  24. Queen Bee
    not blocked

    Health, you know exactly what I was referring to. You just want to start up with me, don't you? Please leave my thread.

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  25. Health
    !

    Queen Bee -"Health, you know exactly what I was referring to."

    I actually don't. Feel free to explain why you don't believe any Jewish girl should go to seminary. After all this is Your thread.

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  26. Queen Bee
    not blocked

    Health, no, thank you, I’d rather not explain. I believe in what I believe in, but I will not give you, or anyone else on this forum, a reason to ridicule or belittle me. You’ve done enough of that in previous posts, and I still remember the fact that you never apologized. You think you were right, that’s totally fine. But you still should have apologized because the way you spoke is not the way a person speaks to another person, let alone a Jew to a fellow Jew.

    I know you came in here to stir things up. I’d appreciate it in the future if you stay away from my posts and I stay away from yours. It would make both our “CR lives” much more pleasant.

    Thank you.

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  27. popa_bar_abba
    Incorrigible; eccentric; somewhere between mean and average; sometimes only a bit over the top; arbitrarily engaged in cynicism.

    "In my perfect world, seminary would not exist."

    See, now that is a good question: In a perfect world, do women exist?

    Hashem made odom, and then said "lo tov heyos haodom levado" and so created chava. So did something change in between? Because if nothing changed, then why didn't Hashem also make chava to begin with?

    I don't know the answer to that. My best guess is that Hashem knew all along, but there is some reason that chava had to be created from odom.

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  28. OneOfMany
    Today, the Impressively Arbitrary Nymphadora the Purple is sporting One Of her Many eyebrow colors, as well as her Morgul-blade ^_^

    QB, do you mind if I ask why you think seminary shouldn't exist? I promise to to argue with you about it - I just want to know.

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  29. QB, you really are better off using a made-up name for the seminary, especially if your character goes there and anything important to the plot of your novel will happen there.

    If you want her to apply to a few sems and then have her go to your fake, you can do that - use a handful of real names from the ones people suggest above and list your made-up name among them.

    For made up names, you can either use something like Bnos Sara (which is good b/c it looks like the reference is to Sara Schenirer AH) or Bnos Torah, or Ateres Bas Torah etc. Just do NOT steal any names of Creedmoor sems, like Bnos Burqa, or my trademarked "120-denier seminary" line!

    -Hatzlocho

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  30. OneOfMany
    Today, the Impressively Arbitrary Nymphadora the Purple is sporting One Of her Many eyebrow colors, as well as her Morgul-blade ^_^

    Bnos Sarah is actually a real sem.

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  31. Queen Bee
    not blocked

    Wun Uv Meny, I don't mind having a discussion with you, but the CR is not exactly an environment where a member, who has a very different opinion than the norm, is welcome. I'm sorry.

    The Great Bear of Creedmoor, yeah I thought about using made-up seminaries, but I figured I might as well use real ones since I won't actually have my character attend seminary. I just need to mention names, that’s all, and I won't be bashing anyone. Thanks!

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  32. :) What would I know? The sems I know about are Bnos Burqa, Machon Cholere, Bnos Kanois (daytime) and Merkaz lePritzus (night sem).

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  33. zeena.kasta
    Member

    haha...so funny. really this is serious!!!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  34. OneOfMany
    Today, the Impressively Arbitrary Nymphadora the Purple is sporting One Of her Many eyebrow colors, as well as her Morgul-blade ^_^

    So zeena...did your daughter decide where to go yet? :)

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  35. Copying a couple from a list:

    Darchei Bina
    Afikei Torah
    Be'er Myriam
    Midreshes Tehilla
    Machon Raaya
    Ateres Bnos Yerushalayim
    Peninim
    Seminar Y-m

    I have no idea who these appeal to or what their perceived qualities may be. My Pell Grant seminaries change names as soon as the bank transfers hit my Panamanian and Belize accounts :).

    Posted 2 years ago #

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