Which Seminaries are known for focusing more on Hashkafa?

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  • #592886

    WIY
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    To your knowledge, which Seminaries (mainstream Brooklyn types) are known to focus on Hashkafa. I’m a guy. The reason I ask is because when a shidduch is redt I want to have a clue what type of Seminary she went to and Hashkafah is very important to me. I couldn’t give a darn if she can’t read a Radak on Shoftim or knows 100 Rambans. If she’s going to be the mother of my children I want her to have her Hashkofos solid. (That includes no movies, tv, non Jewish musiic…)

    So which Seminaries are known to inspire the girls with good Hashkafos?

    #706245

    good meaning what exactly?!

    #706246

    WIY
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    What I mean is I want a normal girl, Tzanua but not a super frummie, eidel meidel type. Someone with personality, but has her head on straight and is strong in her Yiddishkiet. Which Sems produce those types?

    #706247

    WIY
    Member

    Smile E. Face

    Someone who has good Hashkafos. Not clueless. Has read books, understands things about Emunah, Betachon…

    Isnt focused on gashmiyus and wants to grow spiritually…

    #706248

    jobless
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    meohr?

    #706249

    semgrad
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    Nachlas! Just what u’re looking for although she might also know a few rambans!

    #706250

    Moq
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    Kol Lashon Hasfkafah L’Rah Hee… (Rashi, By Sdom)

    What is Haskafah?

    #706251

    rosh chabura
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    Afikei torah is a wouderful seminary the girls have great middos and will never ever talk to a boy walking down geulah on friday afternoon.http://www.afikeitorah.org/

    #706252

    righttype
    Member

    chochmas lev (Rabbi Bulman) Amazing Sem. Tons of Haskofa and each girl who goes is sweet, nice and down to earth. Very not materialistic.

    #706253

    Sacrilege
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    I wouldnt say no to a girl based on what seminary or school she went to. Look at the girl as a whole…

    #706254

    not I
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    By far Gateshead wins according to those criteria.

    #706255

    not I
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    Then again most Gateshead products will not be thrilled to have their husband to be on the internet so often as WIY..

    Sorry I had to say that!

    #706256

    memo
    Member

    meohr!!!!! Chochmas Lev,Shoshanim, The textual seminaries also give over a solid hashkafa as well… when looking into the educational background of a girl keep in mind it’s not clear cut… she went to Seminary X so her hashkafas are this type! You get a general idea of the type but there are so many girls who went to a seminary and for whatever reason when looking back at the year would have chosen another one–meaning it’s not black and white..

    #706257

    jewish girl
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    not 1: it really depends which sem in gateshead the girl goes to. gateshead old is more into learning miforshim since its a teacher training college. and on the other hand gateshead new is more haskafa and preparing a girl for marriage rather then teach her all miforshim. (and gateshead new has internet;))

    #706259

    cshapiro
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    pninim

    #706260

    In truth, the best seminary is the home.

    As a mother of sons, whose daughter in laws went to different seminaries, down the road what they saw at home is very important. Yes, they went to seminaries as Gateshead, BJJ, B.Y. of Boro Park and even to no seminary but what they saw at home comes through the most.

    Machon Bais Yaakov, with no affiliation to it, is known to prepare the girls for the real world. Not only that, but the principal is there for his students even many years after they left school.

    Hatzlocha Rabba young man and discuss this with your Rosh Yeshiva and follow what he tells you. Remember shlepping with the dating for years goes against Shmiras Aynayim. Perhaps let your parents come along on the first date and listen to what they have to say, not what your friends tell you.

    #706261

    pet peeve
    Member

    although even the text based sems give over “hashkafa” classes, the following mainstream sems are hashkafically based and seem to run along your lines:

    1. Me’ohr

    2. Chochmas Lev

    3. Pninim

    4. Ateres

    #706262

    popa_bar_abba
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    Popa is the seminary expert!!!

    Obviously Sharfman’s, as evidenced by their proximity to the sanhedria caves.

    #706263

    WIY
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    Pet peeve

    Sounds good. I think you are on the right track.

    Sacrilege

    You are right I know guys who dated and ended up marrying girls who went to more “modern” seminaries but she was a great girl and not the typical of that seminary.

    But I guess knowing which seminary she went to can tell me that she cares about Hashkafa and knows her stuff. I want her to be familiar with Rav Desslers ideas or something along those lines or have at least read Rav Tatz or Rav Kaplans books.

    To me its important that the person I marry understands what being Jewish is all about. Its not enough to just know what to do and go through the motions.

    #706265

    SJSinNYC
    Member

    Who else thinks WIY and Sac are flirting in the CoffeeRoom? Time to meet up for your slurpee shidduch date!

    #706266

    WIY
    Member

    Sacrilege

    Why is that so impossible to find? (I’m sure there are many BY girls reading your comment and getting insulted)

    Please explain.

    #706267

    pet peeve
    Member

    sacrilege

    i thought ur last statement was out of line.

    its first of all, not entirely true, and while monotony in judaism is a topic to be discussed, possibly, your comment was very much a generalization and slightly offensive.

    i do not think that WIY’s criteria contradict each other. such people do exist (yourself included :))

    thanks.

    #706268

    WIY
    Member

    SJSinNYC

    Thanks for the laugh 😉

    I’m just entertaining myself I don’t think her and I are in the same place ideologically you would see that if you read all of my posts as well as hers.

    Besides, I don’t like slurpee. Right there I said it! Lol.

    #706269

    Sacrilege
    Member

    SJS

    If you thought this is how I flirt… we have a problem.

    WIY

    I didnt say it was impossible, I said Good Luck, meaning it will be hard. BY isnt exactly known for teaching girl how to think on their own…

    Pet Peeve

    I’m sorry you were offended, the truth does hurt. I didnt sat EVERYONE was like they I said

    “To me its important that the person I marry understands what being Jewish is all about. Its not enough to just know what to do and go through the motions”

    will be hard to find. I’ll be honest, I have a hard time finding that in a run of the mill Yeshiva guy.

    #706270

    not I
    Member

    Obviously you are dating the wrong type of guys.. Come on! I am a BY girl married to a Yeshiva boy who definitely knows what it is all about. Neither of us are acting, making decisions cause that’s what we do.. Get A life!

    #706272

    pet peeve
    Member

    sac,

    ok i hear you, not offended, just saying, please dont cast blanket statements in such a flippant manner.

    yes, the BY system has a stereotype of producing blind sheep. we can all agree there are plenty exceptions to this rule. especially from my aforementioned list of sems.

    #706275

    WIY
    Member

    Crdle

    So how am I supposed to find out about her Hashkafos? Her friends? Who will know?

    #706276

    LAtutzach27
    Member

    WIY – my daughter went to a seminary not particularly emphasizing hashkafa yet, she told her brother she is not interested in a boy who went to a particular yeshiva simply because everyone does. While I know that in this “boys market” girls cant be picky, I would like to know why girls have to justify their choice of seminary which really doesn’t reflect who they are or what they believe, practice or understand, but boys don’t. I’d like to see you define a “Lakewood” boy. My daughter made a serious decision about which seminary to go to that had nothing to do with where “the best girls go”, I hope her chosson will have done the same.

    #706278

    yepyep
    Member

    Well, sounds to me like you know what’s truly important in a wife. If that’s the case, and you also know that going to E”Y is not a MUST, look into Machon seminary girls. Obviously, there is learning – chumash, navi, etc., but the lessons are given over very, very well. I also found that the teachers there always added hashkafa to their lessons. I for one didn’t want heavy learning in sem. It was a great decision for me, as I gained tremendously from that year.

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