October 5, 2011 1:16 pm at 1:16 pm #599776always happy27Participant
what type of place is it? are the guys there really good guys? are the rebbeim very warm? is it a place for 1st year bm?October 5, 2011 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm #815123sam4321Participant
Yes Tomo is a very good yeshiva,the learning is top notch.(did not go there had friends who went there)October 5, 2011 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm #815124ToiParticipant
just make sure you dont get “mo’d”October 5, 2011 8:15 pm at 8:15 pm #815125
Toi- Ha! Thats the word on the street. I hear its a very good place that accepts guys from all backgrounds, not just the typical in-town yeshiva guy.October 6, 2011 12:24 am at 12:24 am #815126aries2756Participant
ToMo is a place for serious learning. If that is your intention then you should check it out. All sorts of boys go there, and those who are very serious can be there for years.October 6, 2011 3:24 am at 3:24 am #815127doodle jumpParticipant
What does TOMO stand for?October 6, 2011 3:30 am at 3:30 am #815128
What does TOMO stand for?
TOrah, Modern Orthodoxy.
(I think it stands for Toras Moshe)October 6, 2011 3:41 am at 3:41 am #815129mommamia22Participant
Isn’t Toras Moshe an elementary school in Queens?October 6, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm #815130ItcheSrulikMember
That’s funny. I first heard about it from an MO guy who said it was charedi. I guess no one wants to be responsible for it? 🙂
BTW, it is not to be confused with Torath Moshe the dor-de’i Yemenite yeshiva.October 6, 2011 1:24 pm at 1:24 pm #815131
It’s Rabbi Maiselman’s Yeshivah. It is very much not MO but probably not quite Chareidi enough for the complete Chareidim to be happy with. I never spoke to any of the Rebbeim but everyone I knew from there loved the learning and the Chevre there (except for one guy who just didn’t fit in, and yes he was too modern).October 6, 2011 1:29 pm at 1:29 pm #815132
Admittedly, I am not the most knowledgeable about this yeshiva.
My impression is that it is a serious learning yeshiva, and that many of its students continue to modern orthodox institutions. Like YU for example.
I spoke to someone whose brother knows someone who was thinking of going there.October 6, 2011 1:41 pm at 1:41 pm #815133
pba- I havent heard that people continue on to YU. Rather many continue on to the Mir or BMG.
The YU connection is that R’ Meiselman is the nephew of R. JB Soloveitchik ztl. Also, “The staff includes two students of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik: Rabbi Moshe Twersky (a grandson of Rabbi Soloveitchik) and Rabbi Michel Shurkin”. (from wikipedia)October 6, 2011 1:44 pm at 1:44 pm #815134
A few go to YU. Most don’t go to college from my understanding though.October 6, 2011 1:49 pm at 1:49 pm #815135
Yungerman: I am hoping that it was just because you didn’t want to type out more, but it is both offensive and insulting when you say “R. JB”.October 6, 2011 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm #815136MiddlePathParticipant
As everyone here has said, it is a wonderful yeshiva with high level learning. The rabbaim are warm and knowledgeable. The students come from all types of backgrounds. I know guys that have gone from there to YU and I also know guys that have gone from there to Ner Israel and other more yeshiva-oriented places. I myself have not gone there, but I know many who have.October 6, 2011 2:27 pm at 2:27 pm #815137
Sam2- Sorry. R’ YB. And I did include “ztl” above.October 6, 2011 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm #815138
read his post again
B is his middle initial
he referred to him as “R. JB Soloveitchik ztl.” if you keep on reading past the end of the lineOctober 6, 2011 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm #815139
Rav Soloveitchik during his life was strongly against people referring to Roshei Yeshivah by their initials, which was a common way to refer to respected academics 50ish years ago. He felt that Roshei Yeshivah should be above that. It’s sad that somehow many people have decided to now refer to him by his initials like that.October 6, 2011 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm #815140
Thanks Mod-80 and popa!October 6, 2011 2:53 pm at 2:53 pm #815141
sam he didnt refer to him by his initials
he referred to him by his full name including his middle initial and including a term of respect and Brocha: ztl
did the Rabbi object to someone including the middle initial when referring to Roshei Yeshivah?
i think, as you are wont to do, you are not carefully reading other peoples posts.
please reread his post and my earlier post regarding his post.
if you are still having difficulties with this, please let us knowOctober 6, 2011 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm #815142
M80: I read the whole thing. He still objected to that. That was the standard format. Think JRR Tolkein or CS Lewis. The example I know he objected to was “Rabbi YY Weinberg”. So yes, I think even in this case it’s an insult, even if it wasn’t intended as such.October 6, 2011 3:19 pm at 3:19 pm #815143
well then i apologize
it never occurred to me in the slightest that Rabbi Soloveitchik would have been insulted by being referred to as :R’JB Soloveitchik ztl.
it never would have occured to me.October 6, 2011 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm #815144
I’m going to stay on the sidelines and enjoy watching you two fight it out!!
And Sam2, I did apologize.October 6, 2011 3:33 pm at 3:33 pm #815145
I noticed Yungerman. And I apologize if I wasn’t clear in my first post exactly what I was protesting against. YB would be the same issue as JB to me, even if it less offensive for other reasons.October 6, 2011 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm #815146
were not fighting it out
i also apologized
totally due to my ignorance of what some people deem an insultOctober 6, 2011 4:03 pm at 4:03 pm #815147
someone once asked Rav Soloveitzik if he minds being referred to as JB. he responded that RJB would be preferable.October 6, 2011 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm #815148
you can call me m-80 if you wantOctober 6, 2011 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #815149makMember
That’s R’ M-80 Shlit”a 🙂October 6, 2011 4:20 pm at 4:20 pm #815150
m80, do you have an explosive temper?October 6, 2011 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm #815151gavra_at_workParticipant
From what I have heard, ToMo is possibly the top yeshiva in EY for boys straight out of high school (as opposed to staying a few years in BM in America & then going to Brisk/Mir).October 6, 2011 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #815152
ToMo is possibly the top yeshiva in EY for boys straight out of high school
Yes, the learning there is on a high level compared to many other American yeshivas in Israel.
Or so I hear from my friends brother’s friend who thought about going there.October 6, 2011 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm #815153
hello99- what makes you think 80 has a temper? even though I would not be shocked. notice that you got no response for that post though.October 6, 2011 8:10 pm at 8:10 pm #815154
OF COURSE HE GOT NO RESPONSE!!!!
GRRR!!!!!October 6, 2011 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm #815155
lolOctober 6, 2011 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm #815156shlishiMember
m80: Who fixed your caps-lock button?October 6, 2011 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm #815157
WHO ASKED YOU SHLISHI!!!!!!
AAAARRRGGHHHHH!!!!!!!October 6, 2011 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #815158
of course my sweet children
i have no place for anger within my soul
it is too filled with love, for anything else to be there.
i just wanted to show you how ugly anger can be
it was so hard for me to do it but my love knows no bounds
perhaps i was too harsh?
oh i surely hope not
goodness noOctober 6, 2011 8:26 pm at 8:26 pm #815159
are you calling us your children? wow what love to stranger. actually we arent strangers to you- you know who we are, but you are a stranger to us.October 6, 2011 8:30 pm at 8:30 pm #815160happiestMember
momma- don’t know if anyone answered you cuz didn’t read all the posts but TIFERES MOSHE is the name of the Queens yeshiva under the leadership of Rabbi Yaakov May.October 6, 2011 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm #815161
did you forget to take our medicine again this morning?October 6, 2011 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #815162shlishiMember
It’s painful to be able to read only half the conversation here.October 6, 2011 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #815163
No. I didn’t forget.October 6, 2011 9:41 pm at 9:41 pm #815164
an m80 is an explosive firecracker.October 6, 2011 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #815165
i got the reference
about the same as a cherry bomb id sayOctober 6, 2011 9:50 pm at 9:50 pm #815166
m80: I expected that you got it, but apparently adorable did not.October 7, 2011 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm #815167minyan galMember
We must remember that, indeed, Mod80 (and his group of Mod henchmen -kind of like Robin Hood and his band of merry men) knows who each and every one of us is. Why he could have private investigators following us to see how we spend our daily lives. So, if you notice a stranger who seems to following you, just remember that it could be one of the Mod’s shlichim. Of course, the one following me would quite possibly fall asleep due to the monotony of my daily life.
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