February 8, 2012 8:01 pm at 8:01 pm #601964mutty.muttyMember
people throw around the word all the time, but what does it mean?February 8, 2012 8:50 pm at 8:50 pm #850399
Same thing “chassidish” means. (Only a different hat)February 8, 2012 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #850400🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
And we sit on the other side of the bus aisle, not the back.February 8, 2012 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #850401apushatayidParticipant
It is an overused much abused term that has a meaning that is unique to each person who uses it.February 8, 2012 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #850402zahavasdadParticipant
yeshivish is the decendent of Misnagdish or Litvak
Charedim who do not follow a Chassidic RebbeFebruary 8, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm #850403cantoresqMember
What does it mean, or what does it connote?February 8, 2012 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #850404carlos_the_yidMember
Yeshivish=ChulentFebruary 8, 2012 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm #850405hockster613Member
i think it means when a person does stuff a lot of other yeshiva bochurim do. like little things such as being into food, and the hock. its sorta stuff yeshivish people do as an outlet, which makes something yeshivishFebruary 9, 2012 12:43 am at 12:43 am #850406ItcheSrulikMember
The technical jargon used by English speakers when studying rabbinic literature.February 9, 2012 1:08 am at 1:08 am #850407147Participant
Cut & pasted from wikipedia:-
Yeshivish (Yiddish: ???????), refers to a sociolect of English spoken by yeshiva students and other Jews with a strong connection to the Orthodox yeshiva world.February 9, 2012 1:38 am at 1:38 am #850408ANONANOParticipant
It refers to a culture that values fitting in, wearing black hats (For guys)and disconnecting itself from the outside world (Reality). Part of the shidduch crises is many girls are looking for there perfectly “Yeshivish” husband.February 9, 2012 1:58 am at 1:58 am #850410Derech HaMelechMember
and disconnecting itself from the outside world (Reality)
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“and connecting to the ruchniyusdig world (Reality) and disconnecting itself from the outside world (Illusion)”February 9, 2012 2:07 am at 2:07 am #850411HealthParticipant
mutty.mutty – Oh Mutty –
Yeshivish = MO.
Just look at YWN -a good portion of the posters are MO!February 9, 2012 2:45 am at 2:45 am #850412Avi KParticipant
I think that it refers to an intellectual approach to Judaism as well as a propensity to use Talmudic reasoning.February 9, 2012 3:13 am at 3:13 am #850413YW BandMember
You guys got the wrong perception or beat around the bush.
“Yeshivish” means that Yeshiva & learning is the highest priority in my life! This SHOULD mean that everything else is secondary…unfortunately it’s not always the case.
In shidduchim, these labels are sad. People judge by the label and if you’re modern/yeshivish its a sure yes/no. Why?February 9, 2012 3:30 am at 3:30 am #850414longarekelMember
What if you’re modern yeshivish? That’s a new one going around. There’s also yeshivish chilled, yeshivish black hat, and yeshivish leaning. There’s also MO machmir. MO liberal, MO middle of the road, modern chassidish(I’m not kidding), so maybe OP would like to narrow down his definition of yeshivish. I find this all very amusing.February 9, 2012 3:45 am at 3:45 am #850415golden momMember
it means they bought a borsalo hat and a blk suit not a miss matched jacket with a pair of pants
its all in the grab these days nothing means anything its all how u look at thingsFebruary 9, 2012 3:46 am at 3:46 am #850416WIYMember
Would someone define yeshivish chilled? Does that have any connection to recently being released from the Lakewood freezer?February 9, 2012 4:06 am at 4:06 am #850417mutty.muttyMember
what does it mean if a girl is yeshivish?February 9, 2012 4:10 am at 4:10 am #850418golden momMember
she wants a yeshivish boy
chilled probably means he would be cought outside taking the garbage out without his hat and jacket onFebruary 9, 2012 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm #850420mytakeMember
🙂February 9, 2012 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #850421AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
If ‘yeshivish’ is referring to a car, it means the car is at least 14 years old, is likely a station wagon, has lots of scrapes and dings in the body, old camp (or summer trip related) bumper stickers on the back, and probably in serious need of a new exhaust system.February 9, 2012 3:22 pm at 3:22 pm #850422yentingyentaParticipant
AOM, thought a yesivish car is one where e/t makes noise except the hornFebruary 9, 2012 3:25 pm at 3:25 pm #850423
You forgot to list Flexe-dish (my personal fave).
That means one who can fit in to whatever setting they find themselves in, and be convincing at it. It means being able to root for the home team with the same “bren” at Met Life Staduim, no matter who’s on the field (v’hamaiven, yovin)February 9, 2012 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #850424Raphael KaufmanMember
Longrekel, I once saw a shidduch description “Chassidish, with it.” I kid you not.February 9, 2012 3:33 pm at 3:33 pm #850425BaalHaboozeParticipant
simply put, the person’s personality, shprach, values, lifestyle, and attitude is one that stems from an atmosphere of the ?’ ?????? ???? ??????, of being among people and friends from a yeshivish velt. To stereo-type a yeshivish person is one thing, but nowadays, with the whole gamut of different types of yeshivas out there, it’s really anyone’s guess.
But GENERALLY, I would ‘taich’ a yeshivishe boy as one who values learning most of all, dresses cleanly – not fashionably – with a hat+jacket, doesn’t get his thrills from anything gashmiusdig(car, sports, foods, etc.)Idea of a ‘good time’ is to play chess, backgammon, or swimming. ETC.February 9, 2012 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #850426apushatayidParticipant
“I find this all very amusing.”
I find it ignorant and stupid.February 9, 2012 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #850427BTGuyParticipant
To me, yeshivish describes the social norms that have evolved in and exist in the yeshiva community, usually characterized by an intelligent, warm, and thoughtful way of doing things.February 9, 2012 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #850428AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
LOL! – You are correct! – Hence my mention for needing a new exhaust system!February 9, 2012 5:17 pm at 5:17 pm #850429
” I find it ignorant and stupid.”
Try a little chill or flex, APY. Then, you might see this in a different light.February 9, 2012 5:27 pm at 5:27 pm #850430BTGuyParticipant
LOL!!!February 9, 2012 9:10 pm at 9:10 pm #850431yentingyentaParticipant
its actually not my line. i got it from a good friend who used to have a yeshivish car. all the credit goes to her.February 9, 2012 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #850432carlos_the_yidMember
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