A Complaint About The Terms 'Frei' & 'Shiksa'

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    oomis, it didn’t bother me, I actually found it funny! But I definitely agree with you!

    my own kind of jew

    Oomis said:

    “SIDI, that is appalling, and it is not the first time I have heard such a thing. Children in certain religious groups, need to have better derech eretz. Certainly it is obnoxious for them to call out “Sheigetz!” to a frum Yid who has a different hashkafa from their own (but who is nonetheless unquestionably frum).

    And I will be even more controversial here, and say it is also appalling for them to direct that remark to a non-frum Yid. No Yid is a sheigetz, and the expression is meant to be disparaging.”

    And I would extend that to any person, regardless of religious affiliation. The term is derogatory and as far as I have ever heard or seen, only used to insult someone, regardless of the literal meaning of the word or it’s original intention, it’s now just another “dirty” or ‘curse” word).


    And I would further extend it to any insult.

    kj chusid

    Hello chevreh what’s going on I haven’t logged in a while


    I have a friend who is a Rabbi with Simicha from YU. He had a teaching job at a chassidish yeshiva and the boys used to call him a Shaygetz


    My own kind of Jew – you’re right.

    Avi Gordon

    I believe that the usage of the word “frei” originated from the Maskilim, who referred to themselves as “free from mitzvos.” Frum people then perpetrated this by calling the non-frum (not yet frum) as “frei.”

    In Israeli society, the word used is “chiloni” or “chofshi.”

    Regarding the usage of “shiksa”, refer to the following article, The Jewish N Word:

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