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  • #2082213
    commonsaychel
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    I was recently at one of the larger NYC Hospitals and they have a mincha minyan daily, there were about 60+ frum medical professionals who were part of the minyan, yarmulke and all [and a few garels too], I have seen frum Judges, I know there are a few frum members of NYPD, on the flip side I saw a Chasidisher man drive a garbage truck.
    I know a lot has changed in the 20, 30, 40 years, I was wondering who has seen frum people in jobs that would have never happened in years past.

    #2082230
    n0mesorah
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    Video game tester.

    #2082232
    ☕️coffee addict
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    Wasn’t there a couple of modern orthodox kids that got selected in the mlb draft

    #2082228
    n0mesorah
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    Online forum moderator.

     

    😎

    #2082244
    ubiquitin
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    Troll hunter

    #2082240
    n0mesorah
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    Astronomical tour guide.

    #2082243
    n0mesorah
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    Dance instructor.

    #2082273
    AviraDeArah
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    I met a shomer shabbos yid who was a member of the polar bear club. They swim in the ocean in the middle of winter.

    #2082276
    AviraDeArah
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    Social media personality who exposes far-left teachers…

    #2082288
    GadolHadofi
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    For what it’s worth, Joseph claims to have been a self-taught nuclear physicist and semiconductor engineer. That’s certainly unusual, even if only a figment of his very active imagination.

    #2082302
    commonsaychel
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    @coffee addict, I know Tamir Goodman played college basketball but I don’t think he went pro.

    #2082341
    ☕️coffee addict
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    #2082391
    Chaylev Halyah
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    Software Engineer for Google, Yahoo, Colgate, Microsoft and many others

    #2082416
    Yserbius123
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    Why do you think that the medical profession is unusual for frum people?

    #2082438
    commonsaychel
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    @yserbius, because 20,30,40 years ago you did not see frum medical professionals in droves, maybe a scattering here and there but thar was it.

    @Frum
    programmers have always been around, that is not a new thing.
    I did once meet a frum commercial pilot.

    #2082542
    Marxist
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    Yay, the number of frum girls becoming PAs has very much increased. Makes sense as it pays well with flexible hours. Great for a frum mother.

    #2082641

    Ballet pianist. I know someone who got a heter for this, but decided not to use it while he was single. I presume after he got married, it did not work out either.

    #2082657
    Yserbius123
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    @commonsaychel I don’t agree. I know of many many older frum people who are doctors and nurses. I think it’s just that there are more frum people today than 30 years ago so you see more frum people in medicine.

    #2082660
    Yserbius123
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    I know a frum woman who is a professional wine taster. I believe she’s a ba’ales teshuva but she was already considered a major expert in her field and had jobs with some really big wine companies. So she got a heter that she can hold yayin nesech in her mouth and spit it out as long as the purpose is for work and not enjoyment.

    #2082678
    ujm
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    Yseribius: Someone else told me he got a heter to taste treif meat, as he was a professional restaurant reviewer, so long he spits out the meat.

    #2082669
    ujm
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    Male Ob/Gyn.

    #2082724
    Avi K
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    Actor (Steven Hill, Esti Michelle Rosenblatt’s children).

    #2082753
    n0mesorah
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    It means stam yaynam.

    #2082772
    commonsaychel
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    @yseribus. there were a handful of frum Dr. and Nurses 30,40,50 years ago and the one who were made sure that no one knew they were frum, these days not only do you have heimisher / chasidisher MD and RNs, you have a ton of frum Paras such OTs PTs PAs, in fact a PT friend of mine told me there are 3 kosher tables at the annual convention.

    In another arena Jack Lew was the first frum cabinet secretary and David Friedman was the first frum ambassador and

    #2082861
    WolfishMusings
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    Landscape photographer.

    The Wolf

    #2082905
    Marxist
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    @The Wolf

    I thought you were a full time blogger 🙂

    #2082934
    Gadolhadorah
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    “she [the Sommelier] got a heter that she can hold yayin nesech in her mouth and spit it out as long as the purpose is for work and not enjoyment…”

    Could you share the name of her Rav??

    #2082929
    ☕️coffee addict
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    Cab/Uber driver

    Politician

    #2082924
    WolfishMusings
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    I thought you were a full time blogger 🙂

    No. Nor am I a full time landscape photographer.

    The Wolf

    #2082948
    commonsaychel
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    @Wolfish, someone told me they bumped into a frum park ranger.

    #2082953
    Gadolhadorah
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    While hiking in the Pacific Northwest last summer, the hiking trail took us along a heavily wooded ridgeline that came out into a open grassy meadow with rows of “boxes”. It turned out to be a fairly large commercial bee hive operation run by a frum couple that both produced honey as well as renting out their hives to local farms for pollination purposes. At least at my end, the first time I’ve seen a beekeeper in a Tallis katan.

    #2082955
    WolfishMusings
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    @Wolfish, someone told me they bumped into a frum park ranger.

    OK. I’m not sure what that has to do with anything I said.

    The Wolf

    #2082946
    AviraDeArah
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    Solid food i could hear, but liquids get swallowed inevitably. Smells fishy.

    #2082973
    commonsaychel
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    @wolf, because I know you do some photography in the national parks.

    #2082976
    ujm
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    “Could you share the name of her Rav??”

    Avi Weiss.

    #2082989
    ujm
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    “At least at my end, the first time I’ve seen a beekeeper in a Tallis katan.”

    He kept the Tzitzis hanging outside his pants? Was he also wearing a fedora?

    #2082991
    Gadolhadorah
    Participant

    UJM: Beneath that gruffy exterior you still retain a sense of humor….I was speculating whether it might have been the posek ha’dor but thanks for the confirmation.

    #2082997
    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    @wolf, because I know you do some photography in the national parks.

    That’s true. But I’m certainly no park ranger.

    The Wolf

    #2083098
    Gadolhadorah
    Participant

    Was he also wearing a fedora?
    No. It may have been a Borselino……actually, just the beekeeper “hood” that drapes over the shoulder, not the full protective long-sleeve coveralls that I would have imagined was required to work anywhere near a hive.

    #2083141

    > I know of many many older frum people who are doctors and nurses.

    indeed, a couple of decades ago, a friend went for an interview to a major NY hospital in a kippah, etc. The doctor he walked around with – who did not even “look Jewish” – at some point poured a cup of water, went with him into a small room, closed the door, took kippah out of his pocket, said shehakol …

    #2083142

    how do female doctors handle crazy med school and rotation schedules while having a family? any clues? The only one I saw have husbands who (even pre-covid) were able to spend lots of time at home – SW develpers or PhD students. (My daughters for this reason are looking into near-medical fields that are less demanding).

    #2083287
    commonsaychel
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    @AAQ, exactly my point, one of my friends went to a med school interview in the 1980s with a yarmulke and non frum Jewish doctors were the ones who gave him a hassle, fast forward to 2022 and you have a ton of frum doctors who proudly walk the hospital corridors not ashamed to show they are Jewish.
    Most of the frum female MDs waited till after med school to focus on marriage or focused on specializes such as allergies, dermatology or plastic surgery that didn’t require insane rotations during residency.

    #2083361
    Yserbius123
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    Someone in my neighborhood is a beekeeper. Just a hobby, though, it’s not his career.

    #2083370
    moishekapoieh
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    skydiver
    “if at first you don’t succeed, sky diving may not be for you”

    #2083373
    commonsaychel
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    @moisekapoieh, he/ she skydives for a parnosha?

    #2083491
    WolfishMusings
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    skydiver

    Lend someone a plane, he flies for a day.
    Push someone out of a plane and he flies for the rest of his life.

    The Wolf

    #2083525
    moishekapoieh
    Participant

    sending messages to the coffee room, is that a parnassah ?

    #2083600
    n0mesorah
    Participant

    Dear Moishe,

    If you do it on your employer’s dime.

    #2083797

    Wolf +1

    #2083798

    common, I hear you, but in that case the doctor did not give hard time to the “frummer” youngele, but turned out to be even “frummer” just in the closet (literally).

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