Unusual occupations for frum people.
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May 3, 2022 9:29 am at 9:29 am #2082213
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.May 3, 2022 9:32 am at 9:32 am #2082230
Video game tester.May 3, 2022 9:34 am at 9:34 am #2082232
Wasn’t there a couple of modern orthodox kids that got selected in the mlb draftMay 3, 2022 9:35 am at 9:35 am #2082228
Online forum moderator.
😎May 3, 2022 9:39 am at 9:39 am #2082244ubiquitinParticipant
Troll hunterMay 3, 2022 9:39 am at 9:39 am #2082240
Astronomical tour guide.May 3, 2022 9:41 am at 9:41 am #2082243
Dance instructor.May 3, 2022 10:03 am at 10:03 am #2082273
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.May 3, 2022 10:19 am at 10:19 am #2082276
Social media personality who exposes far-left teachers…May 3, 2022 10:21 am at 10:21 am #2082288GadolHadofiParticipant
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.May 3, 2022 11:36 am at 11:36 am #2082302
@coffee addict, I know Tamir Goodman played college basketball but I don’t think he went pro.May 3, 2022 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm #2082341May 3, 2022 2:35 pm at 2:35 pm #2082391125 stParticipant
Software Engineer for Google, Yahoo, Colgate, Microsoft and many othersMay 3, 2022 3:46 pm at 3:46 pm #2082416
Why do you think that the medical profession is unusual for frum people?May 3, 2022 4:47 pm at 4:47 pm #2082438May 3, 2022 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm #2082542MarxistParticipant
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.May 3, 2022 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm #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.May 3, 2022 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #2082657
@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.May 3, 2022 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm #2082660
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.May 3, 2022 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm #2082678
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.May 3, 2022 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm #2082669
Male Ob/Gyn.May 4, 2022 9:25 am at 9:25 am #2082724Avi KParticipant
Actor (Steven Hill, Esti Michelle Rosenblatt’s children).May 4, 2022 9:26 am at 9:26 am #2082753
It means stam yaynam.May 4, 2022 9:27 am at 9:27 am #2082772
@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 andMay 4, 2022 1:01 pm at 1:01 pm #2082861
The WolfMay 4, 2022 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm #2082905May 4, 2022 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm #2082934
“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??May 4, 2022 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm #2082929
PoliticianMay 4, 2022 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm #2082924
I thought you were a full time blogger 🙂
No. Nor am I a full time landscape photographer.
The WolfMay 4, 2022 3:08 pm at 3:08 pm #2082948
@Wolfish, someone told me they bumped into a frum park ranger.May 4, 2022 3:10 pm at 3:10 pm #2082953
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.May 4, 2022 3:11 pm at 3:11 pm #2082955
@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 WolfMay 4, 2022 3:11 pm at 3:11 pm #2082946
Solid food i could hear, but liquids get swallowed inevitably. Smells fishy.May 4, 2022 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #2082973
@wolf, because I know you do some photography in the national parks.May 4, 2022 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #2082976
“Could you share the name of her Rav??”
Avi Weiss.May 4, 2022 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #2082989
“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?May 4, 2022 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #2082991
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.May 4, 2022 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #2082997
@wolf, because I know you do some photography in the national parks.
That’s true. But I’m certainly no park ranger.
The WolfMay 4, 2022 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #2083098
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.May 5, 2022 12:18 am at 12:18 am #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 …May 5, 2022 12:20 am at 12:20 am #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).May 5, 2022 8:35 am at 8:35 am #2083287
@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.May 5, 2022 10:25 am at 10:25 am #2083361
Someone in my neighborhood is a beekeeper. Just a hobby, though, it’s not his career.May 5, 2022 10:34 am at 10:34 am #2083370moishekapoiehParticipant
“if at first you don’t succeed, sky diving may not be for you”May 5, 2022 11:26 am at 11:26 am #2083373
@moisekapoieh, he/ she skydives for a parnosha?May 5, 2022 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm #2083491
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 WolfMay 5, 2022 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm #2083525moishekapoiehParticipant
sending messages to the coffee room, is that a parnassah ?May 5, 2022 4:35 pm at 4:35 pm #2083600
If you do it on your employer’s dime.May 6, 2022 12:43 am at 12:43 am #2083797
Wolf +1May 6, 2022 12:43 am at 12:43 am #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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