May 9, 2010 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm #1228896
So have all 11 “posters” gives themselves a number.
da- r u yeshivish
Does it make a difference to you?May 10, 2010 1:10 am at 1:10 am #1228897
this is postrr number 1- kol yisroel araviim ze lozeh. nope poster 2 was just wonderingand
poster 3( Big Y lol) wants to just add that if ur not in the halls of yeshiva and never went to yeshiva before u might not chaoup wat we talk about..or where were coming from.May 10, 2010 1:11 am at 1:11 am #1228898
poster 1- Big Y is a private joke… u wnt gt itMay 10, 2010 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm #1228899
So guys, now you can come to the http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/number-of-bloggers/page/12#post-126576 thread and take a number. Were up to 72May 11, 2010 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm #1228900
Hey this thread almost fell off the page. Some more entertaining stories please??May 11, 2010 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm #1228901
Ok, if you boys dont stop, then the moderators should please turn off this thread. Really, with a name like yeshiva world, I expected better. Pranks are a reason we keep our children out of public schools and are not positive things. Sorry to be a spoilsport but would the moderators please close this thread. Sorry.May 11, 2010 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #1228902
Pranks are not only not “positive things”, they are assur.
Nevertheless no one here is encouraging or condoning pranks. They are only describing pranks that have occurred. A number of Gedolim (as children) and even Tannaim have done pranks. R’ Elazar ben R’ Shimon once put a neighbors cow on top of his roof.May 11, 2010 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm #1228903
Mommy 613- sorry to disapoint you, but don’t think for a minute that your kids are never involved in pranks.
School pranks don’t mean chutzpah. Sometimes they can be cute and done to the right teacher that enjoys them.
Sometimes they are performed purim time when teachers specifically give permission.
Whatever the case is, students definitely need to be careful with chutzpah but sometimes pranks are cute and really not minded by the teachers.May 11, 2010 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm #1228904
I’m sorry to argue here but in the gemara, tanaim stories are written to teach lessons. You may call it “describing’ here but those on this thread are elaborating on and enjoying reminicing over pranks they commited. To allow this thread to continue is doing an aveira and then showing off what you did. pranks aren’t something to be proud of or tell over. They are forms childhood immaturity that you should be ashamed to have done. If you don’t agree with me ask the rabbinic authority who i’m sure is at your office. I’m very sorry , but if we are honest with ourselves, we can see the clear issue with this thread.
And smart cookie, not saying that i know of any pranks any of my children have ch’v committed, but if they do misbehave, don’t you think i disagree with their actions?!May 11, 2010 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #1228905
tanaim stories are written to teach lessons
just checking, by Tanaaim “stories” being “written” you mean events being recorded, not made up stories, right?May 11, 2010 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm #1228906
(Those stories about Tanaaim u mentioned.)May 11, 2010 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm #1228907
Oyy!taka we had no idea we were causing such machloikes.al kol panim u shud know that in every yeshiva there are the guys who like to have fun and their wat bring simcha to the yeshiva mommy 613 try not to be chpished in ksherim and try to be dan lekaf zechis theres a time for everything even pranks(that don’t hurt anyone) anyways I shouldn’t even need to explain put actions bcz we know wat were doing ur not in a yeshiva ur not a bucher and u probably dont have personality either so please dont try to make it sound like wat were doing is a shanda(if u even know wat that means) next time u see a bunch of freilche buchrim going crazy during purim at an old age home making people happy please dont go over to them and tell them to stop.lakol zman Vais theres a time for everything and u cant be the judge and tell us wen and way we should do.and dont let urself be the caouse of machloikes live and let live.toiacha is not allowed to be given of u know the person isn’t going to listen. Your a married women on yeshiva world who even seems to ask people for advice on day to day living we should listen to u?May 11, 2010 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm #1228908
peerimsameach, can you speak english and not TEXTING LANGUAGE.
and btw, your’e suppose to sign which peerimsameach you are.
IF you are in an out of town yeshiva, now is night seder, what are you doing on yeshiva world???May 11, 2010 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm #1228909
On a lighter not :)wen u graduate in my yeshiva ( this is mosh btw ) we dont get any gowns or caps or anything but two years ago they had a really funny class and they wanted to have sumthing other then just suit a jaket at the graduation so during the graduation after the main bacher spoke they all took put graduation caps frum under their seats. Apparently the maggid shiur even cracked a smile.it probaly only worked cuz they were that type of class and everyone knew it.May 12, 2010 12:36 am at 12:36 am #1228910
Uri in JerusalemParticipant
– We had a non-Jewish teacher, Mr Hamann, who taught us the Afrikaans language in South Africa. When ever we misbehaved he treatened to hang us from the lightbulb. As he taught in a Jewish school he knew a bit about the Jews. On ta’anit Ester we told him “Sorry Sir, tomorrow will need to hang you from the lightbulb”. He replied instantaneously “No, you are mistaken, my name is spelt with 2 N’s at the end !”
– A student in our class had a brother in medical school. One day his brother gave him a life size dummy & dressed him up in school clothes & told the teachers that the new student’s name is Mordechai. This created many funny events. The school was constructed with 2 two story buildings facing each other. Our classroom was on the 2nd floor of one building & the tuckshop was on the ground floor of the other building. Young mothers usually served in the tuckshop. During the break, we hung Mordechai over the 2nd floor railing, held his feet & started shaking him upside down. The young mothers who saw this started screaming hystericaly. Eventually the weight of the torso was too much & Mordechai split in half, his head & body falling to the ground & we were left holding his feet.
– Our class did other really funny things but I think it made a chilul Hashem & so I am embaressed to mention them.May 12, 2010 3:25 pm at 3:25 pm #1228911
There are two very different types of pranks- harmless ones that cause no damage (hiding a piece of chalk in the eraser) and pranks that cause a loss (ordering pizza to a teacher in middle of the night).
The way Yeshivas are designed (for the most part) is to give the bochurim very little free time since the less time they have to be bored the better. There has to be some sort of outlet for them to release the energy that teen boys build up during the day.
There is no justification to pranks that cause damage.
Before I started teaching my father gave me some advice.
“Every Jewish boy belongs in yeshiva (although not every Jewish boy is necessarily in the correct yeshiva for him), not every Jewish man belongs in chinuch. As a teacher you have to be able to handle whatever pranks are aimed at you and not give punishments out of anger. If not, you do not belong in chinuch.
Just like a neurosurgeon, who has the life of his patients in his hands, can only perform an operation that is beneficial solely for the patient, how much more so a mechanech, who holds the future of his student and all future generations, can only give a punishment that is appropriate and beneficial.”
As a teacher I was definitely the subject of many pranks, the vast majority of those being harmless.
Seeing them score (as a whole) over the 90th percentile on standardized exams, and the relationship I still keep with some of them as they study for their professional exams makes it worth it in the long run.May 12, 2010 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm #1228912
Hashem Is Everywhere:
peerimsameach is probably not writing like that on purpose from what i see their a bunch of chassidish bucherim who dont know how to spell properlyMay 12, 2010 4:21 pm at 4:21 pm #1228913
Hashem is everywhere- teh two boys taht used this account lasy nite were ditching nite seder =[ oy i knowMay 12, 2010 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #1228914
dont any of you know how to spell correctly?May 12, 2010 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #1228915
plz dont talk to us. we dont talk to girls.
nd jst a funny thing taht JUST happened our Rosh gave us a paper to write on a shmuess he said. Big y didint think that he would actually read it so he wrote Mary had a little lamb over and over again…lets just say the rosh read itMay 12, 2010 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #1228916
“Jewish” should be capitalized.
“Don’t” should be capitalized.
“Don’t” should have an apostrophe.May 12, 2010 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #1228917
you got me!! but at least you understand me!May 12, 2010 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #1228918
I’m just kidding.May 12, 2010 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #1228919
“plz dont talk to us. we dont talk to girls.”
Then you might not want to talk to anyone here. You never know what gender everyone is.May 12, 2010 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm #1228920
How am i doing so far?!May 12, 2010 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm #1228921
Of course, although “everyone” is probably acceptable, “anyone” would be more proper.
But that’s my last correction 😉May 12, 2010 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm #1228922
Rename this thread “Grammer Lessons with YW Moderator-80” and I won’t have any Taainos.May 12, 2010 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm #1228923
I. M. HereMember
Mommy613- it’s Grammar, so I think we should make it “Spelling lessons with YW Moderator-80” Once we master spelling, we can move on to grammar.May 12, 2010 8:55 pm at 8:55 pm #1228924
jewish girl- ur name sorta tells us ur gendre and theres a line btwn just stam posting and starting conversations were on here to just post funny stories that happen in yeshiva
yw moderator- u have a job on yeshiva world?May 12, 2010 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #1228925
-this is moshMay 12, 2010 9:59 pm at 9:59 pm #1228926
Sometimes they are performed purim time when teachers specifically give permission
Not necessarily do the teachers give permission, but anyways!!!
dont any of you know how to spell correctly?
Theres a joke about that:
What did texting do in 2 years that 12 years of school couldn’t do?
It taught Chassidish guys how to spell.
Rename this thread “Grammer Lessons with YW Moderator-80” and I won’t have any Taainos.
And no one will come to this thread!!!
jewish girl- ur name sorta tells us ur gendre
Not necessarily true. You never know what people will do to hide there identity.May 13, 2010 12:18 am at 12:18 am #1228927
peerimsameach-Get a life!!!!! This is a public discussion place with moderators to make sure that things don’t get bad. Who cares if her name says girl? As da said she might really be a seventy year old grandpa!!May 13, 2010 2:29 am at 2:29 am #1228928
This page is gettin fiesty!!
Anywaysss yesterday The Coffee Bean was giving out free ice-blended drinks for 3 hours. So we went 2wice during yeshiva and once after but the first time we only had one car!! to put it simply –
Have You Ever Seen 12 Guys In a Five Seater!? it was nuts!!May 13, 2010 3:55 am at 3:55 am #1228930
Dovv-The mods are gonna shoot me if I say!!!!!May 13, 2010 4:17 am at 4:17 am #1228931
Sorry!May 13, 2010 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #1228933
this is only for yeshiva stories? what about girls schools and seminary stories?May 13, 2010 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm #1228934
Jewish girl- Go ahead! (Only good ones!)May 13, 2010 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm #1228935
back in my days.. just kidding
we used to do all the regular stuff girls do in class like shaving cream instead of chalk, changing all our names when we had a sub..
one time during the month of adar we all got weird hats and put it on then one girl took advantage that the hat covers her ears so she was listening to music throughout the lesson. near to the end of class she started screaming to a girl about the teacher teaching us.. i think she learnt her lesson!!May 13, 2010 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #1228936
This is a counter prank I did as a teacher on a student who tried to prank me.
A different student had a hard time staying in his seat the whole class. I asked what it will take him to stay in his seat for 45 minutes straight. He made me a deal that I have to memorize the first hundred digits of pi (and write it on the board in front of the whole class) if he stays put for one whole class.
Sure enough, a few weeks later he some how stayed put for an entire class. After class he announced that during the next class I will be writing the first hundred digits of pi on the board from memorization.
Of course I knew what at least one wise guy was going to do and I had to come up with a plan for a counter attack.
Before class I found two different text books that had the first few hundred digits of pi and copied those pages for the class. At the end of class I wrote the 100 digits on the board and I heard some whispering that most of the numbers were wrong. Then I gave out the photocopies so that everyone can see that the numbers were correct.
“But Mr. Pepper”, one student chimed, “the last 80 numbers are different from the numbers on the paper that Heshy gave out”!
“Well”, I said, “Let’s ask Heshy how he calculated the numbers, he must have used an approximation method that is only valid for the first 20 decimal spots or so”.
Heshy admitted that he tried to prank me by giving everyone the fake numbers so it will look like I made it up.
As I was erasing the board and dismissing the class I announced with a straight face that “as always, anything I write on the board, whether it is in the book or not, is fair material for a test”.May 13, 2010 4:21 pm at 4:21 pm #1228937
good one dr. pepperMay 16, 2010 2:45 am at 2:45 am #1228938
dr pepere -very funy
A GITE VUCH everyone!!:) this past shabbos 5 us went to be mevaker our rebbei who wasnt feeling well and wen we walked in he had a huge smile! After all the funny things we did in his class he still loves us. Big y prepared a dvar toirah for him to hear and then we sang a shtikel and made him lough and gt cake frum his wife and we left.bh he’s feeling better and we had a gevaldike shabbos koishesh:) now were at pizza c u later bli ndr iyh.were finding so many places were this ituch worxMay 16, 2010 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm #1228939
I read the whole thread. I am a teacher in a chassidishe yeshiva, and i hardly have to deal with such dangerous pranks. OH, that’s because my kids are 10 years old.
But I loved the line about grammer, around 15 posts ago. LOL!
Keep us updated with the exciting stories. It makes me feel good about the little pranks I have to put up with.
Dr. Pepper, did you also have a horrible first year as a teacher? Because I’m getting sprayed up with massive waterguns here. Gimme some love here.May 20, 2010 3:43 am at 3:43 am #1228940
YM Moderator – i don’t remember which one – but the one that wrote about logmein – that wouldn’t work because when you log in remotely, the computer comes up with a sign that says this computer is being controlled remotely..but we’v definitely had some fun in computer lessons for example using autocorrect, we set the computer to autocorrect “i” to “i stink” or something like that on a few computers and most people for some reason don’t realise that it could be something as simple as autocorrect that was making the computer do that and it was really amusing watching them try and type out their work…….May 21, 2010 4:20 am at 4:20 am #1228941
peerimsameach, so which city is your yeshiva in?May 21, 2010 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm #1228942
There was this guy in Bais Medrash who was tall, friendly and charismatic. Whenever a new guy would come for a faher or to visit he would personally welcome them and help them get settled.
He also had a shticky side to him and wouldn’t hesitate to use it on a new guy who he felt could handle it.
So, this new guy comes, gets his royal welcome and the person introduces him to the Rosh Hayeshiva who asked him to stop by after Maariv.
After Maariv this guy went over to the new guy to ask him if there is anything else he could help him with. They shmoozed for two minutes until the new guy looks up and says, “Oh no, I was supposed to meet the Rosh Hayeshiva after Maariv and I don’t know where he went!”.
“Don’t worry”, the other guy reassures him, “I’ll show you where he went.” He walks him out of the Bais Medrash and pointing to the Rosh Hayeshivas office says, “he went into here”.
The new guy nervously knocks on the door and the other guys jaw drops, “That’s the bathroom!” he says with a dead serious face.
The new guys face turns bright red and he stammers “I assumed it was his office”. In the meantime a voice from inside says “come in”. The new guy almost faints.May 25, 2010 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm #1228943
One one particular boring day in school we decided to play a a prank on our math teacher.
We each took our big textbook and pushed the cover into the dropceiling, each girl above her desk. The book was hangaing down from the ceiling with the cover holding it in place.
When the teacher walked in, we each stood straight at the left side of our desks and neat rows of books hanging above our heads. It was some sight.May 25, 2010 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #1228944
I did this on a friend of mine.
We each had to write a story and read it to the class.
One guy, who although he was very popular, had horrible stage freight and I knew from previous episodes that he would hold the paper up to his nose and read word for word.
His story was about a family trip to a relative in Boston and in it he also mentioned that they toured the USS Constellation.
I secretly changed the USS Constellation to the USS Constipation to see if he would read it anyway.
He only realised afterwards what he said but he did get a kick out of it.
What is stage freight?May 25, 2010 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #1228945
stage freight: that would include props, lighting etc.May 25, 2010 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #1228946
Stage freight: being scared of getting up in front of many people.May 25, 2010 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm #1228948
anon for thisParticipant
stage freight–when you’re finished speaking, it feels as if a load was taken off your shoulders.
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