February 5, 2011 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm #594785shlishiMember
What does the term “balibatish” entail? (And is “balabuste” part of the same terminology?)February 6, 2011 1:30 am at 1:30 am #737604Be HappyParticipant
everyones measurement of balbatish is differentFebruary 6, 2011 2:09 am at 2:09 am #737605real-briskerMember
usualy the opposite of yishivishFebruary 6, 2011 2:53 am at 2:53 am #737606observanteenMember
I think a balabuste is one who cooks, bakes and cleans well. There are many definitions for balbatish: well off, working class or rachvus.February 6, 2011 5:15 am at 5:15 am #737607eclipseMember
OBSERVANTEEN-pretty sure it’s raVCHUS.February 6, 2011 5:28 am at 5:28 am #737608chayav inish livisumayParticipant
wow u really are a human spel chekerFebruary 6, 2011 6:03 am at 6:03 am #737609smartcookieMember
Observ said it well.
Balabatish means well off (and not linving stingy). Balabuste is just a woman who cooks bakes and cleans well (like myself!!)February 6, 2011 6:25 am at 6:25 am #737610Derech HaMelechMember
not to toot your own horn or anything!February 6, 2011 11:14 am at 11:14 am #737611Ken ZaynMember
wow u really are a human spel cheker
So why hasnt she commented on your post…February 6, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm #737612seeallsidesParticipant
It’s cute because we just had a what is heimish thread-balibatish is one word that means totally different things to heimish/yeshivish
heimish-balibatish means with a touch of elegance,generously
yeshivish-balibatish means someone who is really not totally into learning, doesn’t totally appreciate kollel,not that they don’t learn, but by heimish they appreciate the guy who made it big in stocks/mortgages/builder etc, while going to a shiur before davening (and doing well in it).
Makes for very necessary clarification when asking information 🙂February 6, 2011 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #737613NonsenseMember
balibatish = pertaining to home-owning
eclipse: both are correct ravchus & rachvus. Ravchus means plentiful, rachvus means broadnessFebruary 6, 2011 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm #737614candy613Member
when i think balibatish i think of those guys who spend millions on schnaps on shabbos and get drunk by kiddushes
>O<613February 6, 2011 4:08 pm at 4:08 pm #737615smartcookieMember
Candy- that’s not balbatish, that’s naarish!February 6, 2011 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #737616candy613Member
so i guess balabatim are naarish or something…
>O<613February 6, 2011 4:23 pm at 4:23 pm #737617always hereParticipant
I always thought balibatish meant heimish Chassidish.February 6, 2011 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #737618shlishiMember
must one be heimish to be a balibatish balabuste?February 6, 2011 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm #737619observanteenMember
“pretty sure it’s raVCHUS”
No, I don’t think so. I actually meant RACHVUS – as in generous or something like that. Haven’t got the proper English translation for it.February 6, 2011 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm #737620takish mamishMember
Balabatishe are da best
IMHOFebruary 7, 2011 2:49 am at 2:49 am #737621bombmaniacParticipant
actually, when used in different settings it can mean different things. gossiping in shul it means well off/heimish. in yeshiva it means one step up from am ha’aretz or cute but simple.February 8, 2011 12:55 am at 12:55 am #737622jewishnessParticipant
it means nisht greasyFebruary 8, 2011 2:30 am at 2:30 am #737623oomisParticipant
I always thought balabatish meant someone who is pleasant and menschlech. it literally comes the hebrew baal habayis (or homeowner, and more loosely, head of the house), and when said quickly, becomes the one word.
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