If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
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April 22, 2011 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #596428
If you could live anywhere in the USA, where would you live and why? (No Israel isnt an option here). 😉April 22, 2011 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm #890952shlishiMember
Brooklyn, New York.April 22, 2011 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #890953bptParticipant
Tannersville, NY (12 months a year)April 22, 2011 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #890954A23Participant
Flatbush, Brooklyn.April 22, 2011 6:23 pm at 6:23 pm #890955A Woman Outside BrooklynParticipant
Outside of Brooklyn, but in NY.April 22, 2011 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm #890956
flatbush, IT ROCKS DA HOUSE!!! tremendous jewish community, and all types of frum yidden yeshivish, chasidish, litvish, modern, sefardi and city lifeApril 22, 2011 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #890957GumBallMember
florida……April 22, 2011 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #890958yossi z.Member
I would like to live in far rockaway/five towns or Providence Rhode Island.
But those are my second and third choices respectively
😀 Zuberman! 😀April 22, 2011 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #890959LemonySnicketParticipant
Away from the concrete jungles of Brooklyn. Ireland or Scotland. 2 beautiful lands of green.April 22, 2011 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm #890960GumBallMember
Wait aside 4 Florida I also want to live in Switzerland,Amsterdam,Paris,EY,LA,And a lot of other places i just cant think of them now!! LOLApril 22, 2011 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm #890961smartcookieMember
Gotta visit every single place first, then I can let ya know!April 23, 2011 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm #890962ramateshkolianMember
in the VERY OOT community where my parents live, but my husband wants to go into chinuch and there are no positions in the one school there now. What do you think? Go into business to live near family or go into chinuch to help klal yisrael? I want to live near my MOMMY!!!! It’s NOT fair!April 24, 2011 2:33 am at 2:33 am #890963LuvMeMember
two letters – L.A.!!!!!April 24, 2011 2:43 am at 2:43 am #890964ShrekMember
woodmere. near aish kodesh.April 24, 2011 2:50 am at 2:50 am #890965
Its surprising that so many chose Brooklyn. Those who chose Brooklyn, is that where you already live or where you want to live and why?April 24, 2011 3:10 am at 3:10 am #890966
Its surprising that so many chose Brooklyn.
It’s not surprising at all. So many more frum people live in Brooklyn than everywhere else in the U.S. combined. Anyone can move out yet relatively few do (and many more move in.) So it would have been surprising if so many hadn’t chosen Brooklyn. The results make sense.April 24, 2011 3:38 am at 3:38 am #890967
let me tell you why many chose brooklyn. Brooklyn has the largest jewish community in the world other then ISRAEL. A jew has everything he needs. you dont gotta travel to far for a kosher grocery, shul, seforim store, kosher restaurant. its near manhattan. big selection of yeshivos. diversity of frum people. what else can you ask for! its great!!!April 24, 2011 3:56 am at 3:56 am #890968BasYisroel94Participant
In the jungles in Africa. If that’s not an option, then where is? 😉
Otherwise, Eretz Yisroel. No question about it
And, if there ARE questions about it (even though there shouldn’t be) then, somewhere where the people have cool accents 🙂April 24, 2011 3:59 am at 3:59 am #890969
i forgot…EY is #1April 24, 2011 4:36 am at 4:36 am #890970
live in brooklyn now – wish I can live anywhere but here. Its so fake………..April 24, 2011 4:42 am at 4:42 am #890971
whats fake about brooklyn??? they say that about lakewoodApril 24, 2011 4:44 am at 4:44 am #890972
Dovid HaMelech and HIE:
Those who have school age children need Brooklyn for the variety of schools. As people age, thats not a factor any more. Also, real estate prices being as insane as they are, even in the bad economy, you can get so much more elsewhere for the price of an average Brooklyn house. Not everyone needs twenty Shuls within a ten block radius, or for that matter ten pizza shops.
Am I the only one who is “Bored of Brooklyn”? I guess not, after reading post by boredinoffice above. Although Chesed organizations (Hatzalah, Shomrim, Chaverim,etc in Brooklyn are amazing.April 24, 2011 5:22 am at 5:22 am #890973
HIE whats fake about brooklyn??? they say that about lakewood
Maybe that pertains to any commnity where many of its inhabitants live on credit to keep up with the Joneses (Kleins and Grosses).April 24, 2011 5:50 am at 5:50 am #890974
oh please!! i dont know where you live in brooklyn, but in my area there are very few fancy houses, all simple housesApril 24, 2011 5:50 am at 5:50 am #890975
im aware of this problem but its everywhereApril 24, 2011 5:52 am at 5:52 am #890976always hereParticipant
I’ve lived in B’klyn for tooo many years now; have lived many other places as well. would rather live anywhere but B’klyn, but my whole family’s here.
“we gotta get outta this place; if it’s the last thing we ever do..”April 24, 2011 6:05 am at 6:05 am #890977yossi z.Member
The OP said only in the US so EY is not an option. Though that means that the jungles of africa aren’t either, oh well 😀
😀 Zuberman! 😀April 24, 2011 6:25 am at 6:25 am #890978
Lakewood is very fake – tons of lakewood people originate in Brooklyn. The fakeness does not start on Route 9 or GSP or when they start learning at BMG. Its the way we (myself inlcuded) have been brought up. Running to keep up with Joness and myriads of other people. The fakeness CONTINUES in lakewood. it ruins us as Jews and as people. We are chasing after nothing while overlooking what is really important in life. This leads to middle aged people being pushed over the edge financially, mentally and any other way possible to chase after whatever?? Yes I wish I can live anywhere but Brooklyn, Lakewood and other fake communitities that pomote all this garbage.
It is destroying us as a nation in many waysApril 24, 2011 8:26 am at 8:26 am #890979YW Moderator-42Moderator
Galactic Sector ZZ9 Plural Z AlphaApril 24, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm #890980
in lakewood not only are they running after the joneses but their doing it on the father-in-laws credit card.April 24, 2011 1:34 pm at 1:34 pm #8909816HZ1W3JParticipant
since you say jerusalem isnt an option, in the usa id like santa monica/malibu, though san diego and savannah ga is nice too. maybe alaskaApril 24, 2011 1:41 pm at 1:41 pm #890982
bored, Yes I wish I can live anywhere but Brooklyn, Lakewood and other fake communitities that pomote all this garbage.
It is destroying us as a nation in many ways
Are you so sure the same doesnt exist in the Five Towns and other expensive areas? There are probably lots there living off the in laws, as well, and pushing the midle aged people to madness.
Wherever kids cant meet on their own and have to rely on Shidduchim, where one of the important factors (attractions) is money offered, its going to be the same thing. If parents dont promise, they dont marry off their children, regardless of where they live. The communities where singles meet on their own, dont have that, to this extent.
Whats your advice, bored? How do we go back to the real McCoy frumkeit of the post-WW2 era?April 24, 2011 2:44 pm at 2:44 pm #890983
If parents dont promise, they dont marry off their children, regardless of where they live.
I haven’t noticed the poor remaining unmarried. The older singles crowd doesn’t stem, by and large, from poorer families.
editedApril 24, 2011 4:01 pm at 4:01 pm #890984rav amram gaonMember
if the choice is only in america the lakewood but if the choice is in the world (excluding e”y) then gibraltarApril 24, 2011 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm #890985bygirl93Member
Far Rockaway!- where else?!?April 24, 2011 5:19 pm at 5:19 pm #890986ZeesKiteParticipant
Close to YiddishKite (BP)April 24, 2011 5:28 pm at 5:28 pm #890987eclipseMember
On a block with trees and warm people.(yeah and some houses)April 24, 2011 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm #890988yummy cupcakeMember
chicago all the way! i live here and i love it! and imho, its not fake, at least, i don’t think it is, i never got that impression. but if you ask many ppl, i’m sure u’ll get diff answers. no pressure here to be like the joneses. sure there are wealthy families here,who give tons of tzedaka…but imho, they are all such nice families.
for all of u who are bored of brooklyn, come on over, there’s room!
i also would like to try waterbury and passaic. anyone know anything about rochester?April 24, 2011 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm #890989
I have no doubt there are many communities across the US and beyond that have all this. I would be wrong to comment though as I do not know for a fact. I know about Lakewood and live in Flatbush so I can comment freely.
In terms of going back – It will not happen The problem is bigger then all of us. In communities like Skver, Monroe and other communities where there is one person (rosh yeshiva, rebbe) the people listen (for the most part)to whoever is in charge. Lakewook and Brooklyn and are too big for that. I am not a Chaim Berliner and may not listen if the rosh yeshiva announced a rule of sorts that I was not interested in.April 24, 2011 9:09 pm at 9:09 pm #890990
bored, I am not a Chaim Berliner and may not listen if the rosh yeshiva announced a rule of sorts that I was not interested in.
What if R’ Moshe Feinstein a”h, were alive and would say something about Gashmius guidelines?April 24, 2011 9:21 pm at 9:21 pm #890991
Ofcourse: What if?? Rav Moshe did provide such guidelines.April 24, 2011 9:37 pm at 9:37 pm #890992
of course – my point exactly – some people would listen and others wont depending on how they felt about the psak of reb moshe….
I am curious what Reb Moshe did hold about supporting kids in yeshiva until the kids turn 65. Can someone let me knowApril 24, 2011 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm #890993Y.S.G.F.K.Member
out of town!April 24, 2011 9:57 pm at 9:57 pm #890994HealthParticipant
boredinoffice – I agree with you. I grew up OOT, but when I go back there once in awhile, it’s the same there now as NY/ Lakewood. They have spread their ideology all over the American landscape. Waiting for Mosiach -to move to EY!April 24, 2011 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm #890995le7Member
Baltimore!!!!April 26, 2011 1:28 pm at 1:28 pm #890996BasYisroel94Participant
@Yossi z. – Ohh what a shame 😛
Well, there’s no place like home…April 27, 2011 3:28 am at 3:28 am #890998TikkunHatzotMember
I know that there is 1 place in America that I’ve lived in & never want to return…my car.April 27, 2011 3:30 am at 3:30 am #890999brotherofursParticipant
Brooklyn. Nice Big Communities [ or maybe Lakewood]April 27, 2011 4:04 am at 4:04 am #891000
bored, I am curious what Reb Moshe did hold about supporting kids in yeshiva until the kids turn 65. Can someone let me know
Me too!!! Ive heard people say that if R Aaron would know how the “best learner” often goes to the highest bidder, he’d not have been happy with that.April 27, 2011 4:07 am at 4:07 am #891001mewhoParticipant
i love the stores in flatbush but would not want to live there due to parking and keeping up with the joneses.
bell harbor is nice coz its near the beach.miami is great for the winter coz its warm. maybe we can mix em all together and come up with the perfect place.
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