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Yeshivish Lite?

(34 posts)
  • Started 3 years ago by Phoneman
  • Latest reply from rebdoniel

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  1. Phoneman
    Member

    Someone suggested a boy for my daughter who is “yeshivish lite” – everything else sounds great, but I’ve never heard that expression before? What does “yeshivish lite” mean?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. DaasYochid
    a singular mind

    Very little

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. chayav inish livisumay
    One Tipsy Poster

    maybe they were saying two seperate things
    1)hes yeshivish
    2)hes light, not heavy

    or maybe they were saying hes light for a yeshivish guy but compared to the rest of the world hes heavy

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. real-brisker
    Now that's Brisk, Baby!

    maybe he was saying how early he comes to yeshiva, that hes the one that turns on the lights.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. cshapiro
    Nothing in the world cures worry, stress, anxiety, sadness, and depression like emuna.

    no sillies...it means hes a chiller!!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. chayav inish livisumay
    One Tipsy Poster

    in reality it probably means hes lightly yeshivish like he wears white shirts and tzitzis out but he doesnt shmeff and is still able to say a sentence with all english words and didnt yet reach the madrayga of being zoche to a raspy voice

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. Sam2
    The Even-Keeled and Erudite Shmuely Wollenberger from Las Vegas

    I have only ever met one person who claims to be Yeshivish lite. Basically, he is very Yeshivish in Hashkafah but doesn't mind chilling by watching TV and sports and stuff.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. hipflasker
    Member

    Same Great taste, less filling

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. chayav inish livisumay
    One Tipsy Poster

    i dont think watching TV has anything to do with being yeshivish
    A BEN TORAH SHUDNT WATCH TV
    watching sports may be an issue of yeshivshness

    Posted 3 years ago #
  10. mikehall12382
    Member

    i have to agree with Sam2 on that one...kind of like "yeshivish but with it", an expression I've heard before...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  11. bein_hasdorim
    Member

    If it tastes too watery i'd go with reg beer.
    If you dont mind, why not? probably will only take you for a
    chevy instead of lexus, apt instead of mansion.
    1/2 ur paycheck instead of two mortgages.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. mewho
    Member

    less calories?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  13. ItcheSrulik
    Formerly college sheigetz. Now ger.

    Yeshivish in hashkafa, learning, and dress but not affectations.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  14. coffee addict
    having withdrawal symptoms

    why don't you ask the shadchan

    Posted 3 years ago #
  15. bennaishek
    Member

    maybe they meant that he is one of the yeshiveleit

    Posted 3 years ago #
  16. real-brisker
    Now that's Brisk, Baby!

    maybe it has to do with yugerlite

    Posted 3 years ago #
  17. commonsense
    not so common

    is the person who redt the shidduch a yiddish speaker? for people who speak yinlish or english sprinkled with yiddish, yeshivaleit is a way of referring to yeshivish people. if everything else sounds good maybe that's what the person meant.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  18. Phoneman, show some ahavas yisroel; give the guy a chance with your daughter.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  19. bpt
    never caustic

    HipFlasker and Mewho -

    Great lines!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  20. chayav inish livisumay
    One Tipsy Poster

    it just means hes not greasy but at the same time he has yeshivish values
    kapish??

    Posted 3 years ago #
  21. watermelon
    Member

    maybe he's light/in shape/not heavy...or easy to "carry" financially...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  22. Wisey
    inventor of banana mush

    Probably by now the question doesn't apply but maybe yeshivahlite was misheard as yeshivish lite

    Posted 1 year ago #
  23. popa_bar_abba
    Incorrigible; eccentric; somewhere between mean and average; sometimes only a bit over the top; arbitrarily engaged in cynicism.

    I think it means he smokes "lite" cigarettes, and drinks light beer.

    Definitely a "no go". I wouldn't trust anyone who drinks light beer.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  24. WIY
    Managed to post for 3 years without getting a subtitle

    popa
    " I wouldn't trust anyone who drinks light beer."
    LOL

    Posted 1 year ago #
  25. rebdoniel
    Modern/Open Orthodox

    Labels mean little. I know those who wear tzitzis, a black suede kippa and polo shirts and jeans and colored shirts and khakis during the week, a black hat and white on shabbos and yontiff, doesn't keep cholov yisroel or pas yisroel, studies at a CUNY college, learns daf yomi and goes to minyan three times a day, yet daven Nusach Sfard, and keep many heimishe-type minhagim, do kiruv with Oorah, NCSY, went to places like KBY, and identify equally as either RWMO or LW Yeshivish. I don't see much of a difference.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  26. aurora77
    loves cats

    Hhhmmm...many possibilities it seems. Also, I wish I could figure out what a poster last year meant by "not greasy"? I don't know that I have ever heard someone described in that way. Perhaps a typo? ...Time for a brief story...Once, back in the dawn of Internet when I was in college, I emailed a friend with a description of someone I knew, and I meant to write that the person had black hair -- however, my friend e-mailed me back with a lot of question marks and wondering why I had mentioned that the person had back hair.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  27. far east
    Member

    Yeshivish lite usually is someone who grew up yeshivish and went to bais medrash. His lifestyle and hashkafahs are yeshivish but inside he's not really yeshivish. Not necessarally a bum, but not your classic yeshiva bochur. More lax about his Judiasm in some areas but not the main ones like shabbos and kashrus

    Posted 1 year ago #
  28. mommamia22
    Member

    Aurora
    Lol :)

    Sam2
    I don't get how someone can be VERY yeshivish but still watch tv. The two seem mutually exclusive.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  29. aurora77
    loves cats

    Hello mommamia, I hope all is well with you!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  30. mommamia22
    Member

    Hi Aurora
    Thanks!
    I look forward to your comments

    Posted 1 year ago #
  31. nfgo3
    Member

    To coffee addict: If he's Yeshivish Lite, there is no shadchan.

    Hip flasker: you are on the right track, but how about this: great taste, less fulfilling mitzvahs.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  32. longarekel
    Member

    rebdoniel: "I don't see much of a difference". So put on your glasses. btw were you describing yourself?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  33. TheBearIsBack
    (Otis)zviller Rebbe

    Yeshivish lite (Chassidish lite, tuna beigel) refers to someone who holds onto the ideology and the social norms of the community as best as possible, while bending either due to weakness or a mistaken feeling that he needs to bend to get ahead begashmius. Much of the bending has to do with external appearance, and many of those who bend later snap back or at least hope their children snap back.

    A bum or an oisvorf is another story altogether - these unfortunates don't believe and don't want to keep the mitzvos or even lead productive lives, but they want to retain the benefits of community membership along with a certain superior attitude (really fear and a deep inferiority complex) that makes them want to rub their OTD status into everyone's faces and take others down with them. These unfortunates need help, but really they can't get help without being removed from our dalet amois so they do not continue to create a destructive subculture within our world. (Not all OTD are bums and oisvorfen either.)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  34. rebdoniel
    Modern/Open Orthodox

    I don't see much of a big difference between very frum MO people and more relaxed people from the yeshivishe world.

    I only wear a black hat when I am davening in a place where it's the norm. In my Modern Orthodox shul in Brooklyn, Sephardi shuls, Manhattan, Teaneck, Riverdale, I would never wear it.

    In a black hat shul in Flatbush, Monsey, Baltimore, or 5 Towns, I definitely do wear it.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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