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    👑RebYidd23
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    The same is true of Ashkenazim.

    #1743738

    apushatayid
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    Probably less than 20% of all jews in the world.

    #1743737

    Yabia Omer
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    Ok I get the joke. Good one.

    #1743735

    WolfishMusings
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    The vast majority of Sephardim are right-handed. The same is true of Ashkenazim.

    The Wolf

    #1743732

    Goldilocks
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    Oh dear. Can I do teshuva and start donning them tomorrow?

    #1743727

    Joseph
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    The ideal number for both would be 50%.

    #1743724

    Yabia Omer
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    Probably 10% of American Jews put on Tefilin. And most of them are NOT Sephardic.

    #1743766

    Neville ChaimBerlin
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    “Less than 50% of Sephardim don Tefillin.”

    Why do you call them tefillin instead of phylacteries? Is that because you think you’re part of an exclusive club that’s frummer than the rest of us? Gosh, you’re such a jerk.

    #1743772

    klugeryid
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    Shouldn’t that be separdic ?
    And tepillin ?

    #1743767

    👑RebYidd23
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    Fun fact: some people are under 13.

    #1743837

    akuperma
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    That sounds reasonable. Among Ashkenazim it is unlikely that more than 5% of males over 13 put on tefillin.

    #1743855

    Allan
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    Firstly less then 50% is pretty good, but don’t know who set the standard at 50%.

    Secondly I would tend to agree with akuperma that maybe no more than 5% of Ashkenazim don’t wear tefillin, BUT the interesting fact is that less then 1% of Ashkenazi women do wear teffilin and 0% of Separadic women wear teffilin. Something to think about. 🙂

    #1743857

    Allan
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    We don’t really know, it’s all conjecture, but I would bet that at least 1% of Ashkenzi WOMEN wear tefflin and 0% Separadic Women.

    Just Saying

    #1743940

    Yabia Omer
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    Allan, good point!

    #1743961

    Neville ChaimBerlin
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    “We don’t really know, it’s all conjecture, but I would bet that at least 1% of Ashkenzi WOMEN wear tefflin and 0% Separadic Women.”
    We both posken it shouldn’t be done. Is your point that you think feminism is a little more likely in the Ashkenazi world because of western influence?
    By the way, I think this was just a posting mistake, but you posted a comment saying fewer than 1% of women, immediately followed by one saying “at least” 1%.

    Orthodoxy accounts for about 10% of the American Jewish population. Taking out women and children that would still probably leave you with 4-5% for sure wrapping tefillin. Add to that that there are actually some Conservative Jews who do, specifically Rabbis. It’s slightly possible that it’s over 5%.

    #1744009

    Gadolhadorah
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    Fake News: For the “glass is always half empty CRers” it may come as a shock but the headline could also be that “50 percent of Sephardim do put on Tefillin”!!!! Also, they do so without a chabadnik standing there explaining that the shel yad is difficult to fit on one’s head and vice versa.

    #1744038

    Joseph
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    ” “50 percent of Sephardim do put on Tefillin”!!!!”

    GHD: How’d they achieve a 50% rate? Is it the women or is it the children that brought it that high?

    #1744074

    Neville ChaimBerlin
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    “GHD: How’d they achieve a 50% rate? Is it the women or is it the children that brought it that high?”
    Either he misinterpreted the headline as meaning half/half. Or, he purposely is saying nonsense, hence why he prefaced it with “Fake News.”

    #1745502

    ari-free
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    many sephardim are not keeping very much, especially in America. That is why Chazaq’s work is very very important

    #1745537

    Milhouse
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    Even better, fewer than 50% of Chabadniks wear tefillin.

    And no, Joseph, the ideal number would not be 50%.

    They used to say that the Gerrer Rebbe had thousands of chassidim who eat on yom kippur.

    #1745990

    Neville ChaimBerlin
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    “They used to say that the Gerrer Rebbe had thousands of chassidim who eat on yom kippur.”
    Who’s “they?” The elders of Lubavitch who like to spread weird, slanderous stories about other Chassidusim?

    Also, what does this have to do with anything?

    #1746382

    Milhouse
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    “They” is people generally. And if you have to ask what this has to to do with the topic of this discussion, then you probably have no idea what that topic is.

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    Allan
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    They= Misnagdim

    #1749215

    Milhouse
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    No, “they” ≠ “misnagdim”. Why would you think it does?

    #1750004

    N9NWO
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    Given the increase in population of the Frum communities vs the decrease of R/C, I expect to see the R/C/MO congregations being assimilated into the Sephardim. The Sephardim are orthodox but have the attitude of allowing their congregations practice as they see fit. We see this in Israel. Especially among the Mizrahi.

    We are expecting to see changes in attitudes among Jews worldwide as the Mizrahim in Israel come to dominate the culture.

    #1751481

    Defend Chabad
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    Milhouse: “fewer than 50% of Chabadniks put on tefillin”

    ??????

    #1751740

    yehudayona
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    Neville, I think you got the “less than 50% don tefiillin” joke, so I don’t understand why you didn’t get the crack about Gerrer chassidim eating on YK. It’s also true of whatever flavor of chassidim or chareidim you pick.

    #1751743

    Grey matter
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    “Given the increase in population of the Frum communities vs the decrease of R/C, I expect to see the R/C/MO congregations being assimilated into the Sephardim. The Sephardim are orthodox but have the attitude of allowing their congregations practice as they see fit. We see this in Israel. Especially among the Mizrahi.”

    I am not sure where to begin. It is virtually impossible to imagine R/C mixing in with Sephardim. It is a totally different world. R/C is a invention of the west that is extremely foreign to the middle eastern way of thinking. They cannot understand one each other. Also you seem to be assuming that bec Sephardim are less into externals and don’t care about your shirt color or sho style that people can practice as they see fit. That is certainly not the case Sephardim are interested in tradition as understood by the chachamim.

    #1751871

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    “They used to say that the Gerrer Rebbe had thousands of chassidim who eat on yom kippur.”
    Who’s “they?” The elders of Lubavitch who like to spread weird, slanderous stories about other Chassidusim?

    Also, what does this have to do with anything?

    Children.

    #1753056

    bove basreh
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    if people want to keep putting sefardim down with rubbish like this, then take every Rambam .. Rashaba .. Ritva… Shulchan Oruch out of every ashkenazi beis medresh, because they were all sefardi. Oh and chasiddim can stop learning ohr Hachaim as he was too a sefardi

    #1753072

    Joseph
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    BB: In that case Sephardim would have to stop learning Rashi and Tosfos.

    #1753324

    Milhouse
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    DC, what is puzzling you? It’s a simple and well-known fact that most Chabadniks have never worn tefillin even once in their lives.

    #1754039

    N9NWO
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    Grey Matter

    We are seeing more and more sons of Reform parents going to Day School. However a large part of the R community are so secular, to include intermarriage, that they will be assimilated.

    As for Sephardim being east, yes and no. We have Sephardim who are in the UK, Spain, and the West. What is happening in Israel is not Sephardim but Mizrahi who are eastern. And they remaking Israel into a more middle eastern country. As that progresses much of Judaism will shift to being more Middle Eastern.

    What is left of R/C/MO who have not either become Haredi or assimilated is that they will migrate towards Sephardi communities that are not as rigid as the Haredi world.

    #1754152

    Joseph
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    “What is left of R/C/MO who have not either become Haredi or assimilated is that they will migrate towards Sephardi communities that are not as rigid as the Haredi world.”

    I haven’t noticed any notable migration from the R/C/MO world to the Sefardic world.

    #1754300

    Yabia Omer
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    It’ll be a bracha for all Am Yisroel if Jewish communities shift towards a Sephardic mentality/mesora

    #1754324

    N9NWO
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    Joseph

    What we see NOW is assimilation by R/C. Their congregations are dying off. The growth is within the orthodox.

    My point is that in time Mizrahi will dominate the culture of Israel. Just from when I was a child we have seen a shift of pronouncing Hebrew more like the Sephardi. Many believe that the Sephardi/Mizrahi are closer to what Judaism was in the 2nd Temple period. At least more like Rambam’s era.

    #1754325

    Joseph
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    YO: The opposite is happening. Sefardim have been Ashkenazisizing for decades already. In dress, in Yeshiva and in just about everything else.

    #1754353

    Joseph
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    N9N: Actually Ashkenazic is closer to the Second Beis HaMikdash practices. Sefardic pronounciation was selected by the anti-religious Ben-Yehuda for Ivrit. Israel is 51%/49% Ashkenazic/Sefardic according to the Israeli Bureau of Statistics and the Ashkenazic secular elite dominate Israeli culture and politics.

    Also see my comment to YO.

    #1754344

    Yabia Omer
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    Yes. Bar Minan.

    #1754391

    Grey matter
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    N9n I don’t agree with you and I understand both the Sephardic and askenazi cultures well. It is difficult to argue with you however as much of what you said is anecdotal.

    Joseph I agree with much of what you said in this thread.”
    “ N9N: Actually Ashkenazic is closer to the Second Beis HaMikdash practices.” Where on earth does that assertion come from. It seems like bigoted nonsense.

    #1754450

    Joseph
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    Grey matter: Thank you. That particular assertion was only rhetorical in response to N9N’s directly opposite assertion; in order to force him to defend his incorrect position.

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