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    Nimnu vegamru, everyone in the Coffee Room is pretending to be their image of the average yeshivish person, bein lishvach bein legnai.

    When this first became public, it upset me because why can’t we just be honest.

    But then I realized. It’s not just the posters. The entire website is pretending to cater to and represent the average yeshivish person when no such person exists. If posters didn’t attempt to conform themselves to their image of the average yeshivish person, they would never get anything posted. Like this post, for example. If you’re reading it, I may already be dead.

    Is there any way around this? I will start by being honest. I am actually not a lawyer who went to a top school and works in the V10. I am really a gabbai for a mediocre shteeble rebbe. But I read legal blogs and I probably know more about law and practice of it than about being a gabbai.

    Who are you really? Post it and if they don’t let it through, so be it.

    ☕️coffee addict

    wow, i ddidnt realize your namesake was true

    are you saying zdad, charlie, rob etc are yeshivish? (not knocking them ch”v, i actually think they dont want to be labeled yeshivish)


    I’m one of `Google’s pigeons.


    Coffee addict, you are right. I shouldn’t have said “the average yeshivish person”. I should have said a selected yeshivish person. The personae they adopted are well within the scope of ‘yeshivish’, and they are not the actual personae of the IRL people typing the posts. However, I concede that they might be closer to their real personalities than the rest of us.

    As a general rule, the more often your posts are censored, the closer you are to a real person.

    ☕️coffee addict

    lol, im sensing you have been getting a lot of censored posts


    I’m a bochur who went to Yeshivish Yeshivas my whole life. I am considered Yeshivish but I don’t really feel that way. I’m not such a learner and I am now working. I dress black and white but do not wear a hat (or jacket) everywhere I go. I will even go to Shul without h/j. I do not listen to goyish music (most of the time) but I have no problem watching movies.

    So who am I? I am me. And I don’t try to pretend I’m someone else.

    As a general rule, the more often your posts are censored, the closer you are to a real person.

    I don’t find that for myself. I have very few censored posts (Mods, if I’m wrong, let me know!) and I feel my posts are me.


    I’m not a doctor but i play one in the CR.


    Coffee addict: I don’t think so. But I’ve been very dishonest, what can I say?


    I make no claim to being Yeshivish. I see myself for want of a better definition as Modern Orthodox Machmir.


    I am really a middle aged man living in my mother’s basement since I left yeshiva 6 years ago. I occasionally work as a mashgiach temidi in the local pizza shop, which is why I am good at cooking. I met Veltz a few years ago at a Star Trek convention.


    Pops, that explains SO much!


    I am a yeshivah bachur/college student at LCM


    I am who I am, just more so. (Horrors!) I pretend nothing. I do not troll and who I portray myself as is who I am. (It might be fun one day to switch up a bit, though… new username, spouting off random stuff…I sometimes get bored of being me.) (Mods, you didn’t hear that.)

    Whether I’m yeshivish or not- please, tell me, I have no clue.

    oomis, ditto.

    Hear what?


    Yeshivish? Does this word describe anything in the real world? I never saw this word in the Gemara.

    As for me, I’m an Eretz Yisrael Yid, a lamdan, a moreh tzedek for my town, living a life most of you would describe as “blacker than black.” I call it living in accordance with the gedolei Acharonim. I also read eleven languages, including Latin and Greek, which is how I make my living. I listen all day long to music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Baroque periods, because the Gemara, Rishonim, and Acharonim teach a strong heter for this. I like Impressionist paintings, provided they’re tzeni’us. Where is there an issur for this?

    People sometimes claim that I live “in two worlds.” I ask them to show me a second world; I know only of one, that HaKadosh baruch Hu created. Learn lots of Torah, learn each sugya aliba d’hilchesa, ask lots of questions, get answers from your Rebbes, then live the way that emerges from the sugya. As far as I know, this is what Yiddischkeit is all about.

    Little Froggie

    Do you know the language of froggies?

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