October 30, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #605602Shoe store assistantMember
I was reading the new serial in mishpacha, recently, and i realIsed that it keeps on mentioning tHe protaginist, shaya frankel’s shoes, one week has him pounding the streets in his shabbos shoes, one week has him lacing up an old pair of nikes, a third week has him visiting his rebbe and he realises that he is wearing his sneakers, and i realsied that no other books ever mention what shoes poeple are wearing. Many will often go into details about the clothes, but none of them ever mention shoes.
I was just thinking – especially with so many guys around with shoe fever, AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO IS BOTHERED BY THIS?October 31, 2012 12:38 am at 12:38 am #908324🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
probablyOctober 31, 2012 12:55 am at 12:55 am #908325HaLeiViParticipant
Sometimes an author wants to give a very original detail to sound somewhat exotic. The problem happens when they reuse the same ‘original’ detail over and over.October 31, 2012 2:40 am at 2:40 am #908326aurora77Participant
Hello shoe store assistant,
Your one-track shoe-minded posts keep me in stitches…love it!! 🙂October 31, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am #908327mrs. KatzMember
Does the mishpacha count as shabbos lunch, or the shoes?October 31, 2012 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm #908328ybrooklynteacherMember
what botheres me about the story is that most the terms and ideas can only be understood by a chassidishe. How many of our posters know what “mudneh” means, or have any idea what a chassidishe shtiebel looks like on a yohrtzeit?November 1, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am #908329goldersgreenerParticipant
ybrooklyn – most frum stories can only be understood by someone on a similar level of frumkeit as the author. It is a bit unfortunate.November 4, 2012 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm #908330Shoe store assistantMember
ybt, your problem is a real problem, even a sephardi has a problem understanding about lekach….
Just interested why do his shabbos shoes pound, and his school shoes make a clickety clack? Surely it should be the opposite?November 5, 2012 2:02 am at 2:02 am #908331WhiteberryMember
He has metal taps for the week and rubber. For shabbos.November 22, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am #908333goldersgreenerParticipant
I didn’t pick up on your problem until the author wrote “The next day his mother was lounging around the house in white cooton socks….” I find it remarkeable that thewre was no other reference to her clothing.
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