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    👑RebYidd23
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    Sushi is expensive. Pretending that there’s something wrong with it is a good way to save money without admitting that money is a concern.

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    zahavasdad
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    Almost anything Kosher is expensive

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    Avram in MD
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    zahavasdad,

    “Food is a personal choice, I just gave my opinion”

    Yes, I understand that, but it astonishes me (not really, but I like the word choice you made) that you are polite with regard to tofu, stating that although you are “not a fan”, that those who like it have a right to their opinion, but by culturally Jewish foods, you are much more impolite in your description and intolerant of opposing opinions.

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    Avram in MD
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    zahavasdad,

    “Exactly how Sushi is related to Smartphones is beyond me”

    I think the opposition to sushi is not because it was a food that our ancestors didn’t eat, but because it’s a symbol of secular hipster “foodie” culture, which some feel is not good for spiritual growth. Personally I think sushi is common enough nowadays (most grocery stores carry pre-made packages of it – certainly not “hip”) that it doesn’t really make a cultural statement anymore.

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    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Exactly how Sushi is related to Smartphones is beyond me

    Samsung’s flagship line of smartphones is the Galaxy S. S stands for sushi.

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    Gadolhadorah
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    “Exactly how Sushi is related to Smartphones is beyond me…”

    Its very difficult to order take out sushi on a rotary dial phone……most of the sushi places prefer you order online using their mobile apps

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    zahavasdad
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    I think the opposition to sushi is not because it was a food that our ancestors didn’t eat, but because it’s a symbol of secular hipster “foodie” culture, which some feel is not good for spiritual growth.

    Driving in many frum jewish neighborhoods I see fancy Chanderliers and fancy Italian furniture

    My issue with hemish foods is not the foods themselves, but rather the way people treat it , Like its holy or something, There is a book Ive quoted before which says one should eat Chulent for melava Malka instead of Pizza because there is something special about Chulent . If you want to eat Pizza for Melava Melka, enjoy yourself

    or someone posted something before that Gefiltle had the Ta’am of Shabbos while Sushi was just fancy fish. The only reason Gefile might remind anyone of Shabbos because people rarely eat it during the week and people rarely eat Sushi on Shabbos (It doesnt refrigerate well, otherwise Id use it ). If people would eat Sushi on Shabbos, then it would have the Ta’am of Shabbos.

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    Avram in MD
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    zahavasdad,

    “Driving in many frum jewish neighborhoods I see fancy Chanderliers and fancy Italian furniture”

    1. Ornate home decor is not “hip”, and in fact may be the opposite. The statement such items make is, “I am wealthy”, which may have its own faults, but is not the same.

    2. I’m not sure it’s a good idea to be looking into other people’s houses, particularly when driving. It might make people feel uncomfortable, and it might cause you to sideswipe a parked car.

    “My issue with hemish foods is not the foods themselves”

    The rather graphic descriptions you give to some heimish foods indicates otherwise.

    “but rather the way people treat it , Like its holy or something, There is a book Ive quoted before which says one should eat Chulent for melava Malka instead of Pizza because there is something special about Chulent . If you want to eat Pizza for Melava Melka, enjoy yourself”

    1. Don’t hold the frum community as a whole responsible for something you read in a book somewhere.

    2. The point may not have been heimish food vs. non-heimish per se, but rather the idea that just as we consume “special” foods on Shabbos, perhaps we should do the same for the melave malka. If sushi is your idea of a special Shabbos food, then have that for the melave malka. Pizza is more akin to fast food, weekday food. My grandfather didn’t even consider it fit for a regular meal – he saw it as a dessert. This may be where the author of your book is coming from.

    3. Holy may be taking things a step too far, but given that human beings are social creatures, culture will always have an impact. And like it or not, “heimish” foods are a part of the tapestry of frum culture, and thus do have some significance. That’s why they’re called “heimish” in the first place.

    “or someone posted something before that Gefiltle had the Ta’am of Shabbos while Sushi was just fancy fish.”

    A million times more than my comment about the book: Don’t hold the frum community as a whole responsible for something you’ve read on the CR.

    “The only reason Gefile might remind anyone of Shabbos because people rarely eat it during the week and people rarely eat Sushi on Shabbos (It doesnt refrigerate well, otherwise Id use it ). If people would eat Sushi on Shabbos, then it would have the Ta’am of Shabbos.”

    You just explained why gefilte fish is culturally regarded as a Shabbos food while sushi is not better than I could. Gefilte fish, probably because it’s prepared such that one doesn’t have to remove bones, is culturally associated with Shabbos. Sushi, which spoils quickly, tends to be less frequently seen on Shabbos. So what’s the big deal?

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