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Who is your role model?September 3, 2016 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm #1188386
Joseph, who is yours?September 4, 2016 1:16 am at 1:16 am #1188387
My father and zeidas.September 4, 2016 2:29 am at 2:29 am #1188388HappygirlygirlMember
I have a few should I list themSeptember 4, 2016 2:54 am at 2:54 am #1188389
Yes, please.September 4, 2016 3:54 am at 3:54 am #1188390Mashiach AgentMember
Perhaps one of your parents or your spouseSeptember 4, 2016 3:58 am at 3:58 am #1188391
Joseph: “My father and zeidas.”
Cool!September 4, 2016 4:46 am at 4:46 am #1188392
no one.September 4, 2016 5:27 am at 5:27 am #1188393
Sparkly: 🙁 that’s so sad. You can’t think of anyone AT ALL?September 4, 2016 9:47 am at 9:47 am #1188394Person1Member
I know my parents the best and so in midos I could say they are my role models.
In my outlook on life I’m most influenced by my rabanim in the yeshiva.
I have certain gdoylim to whom I connect more than others.
In most of what I do though my yetzer arah plays a much bigger part than my role models (:September 4, 2016 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm #1188395
lilmod ulelamaid – why is that sad?September 4, 2016 1:12 pm at 1:12 pm #1188396
lilmod, who is yours?September 4, 2016 1:23 pm at 1:23 pm #1188397
Sparkly – it’s sad not to have any role models. I think we grow only from having role models. It doesn’t have to be someone you know personally – it can be someone from Tanach or Jewish History, or someone who is famous today, but I think that in order to grow there has to be someone who is an example to you on some level and whom you want to be like in some ways.September 4, 2016 1:24 pm at 1:24 pm #1188398
Joseph – good question!September 4, 2016 1:41 pm at 1:41 pm #1188399HappygirlygirlMember
Well depends on which areas of my life different people would effect
My therapist (obvious reasons)
Ivanka trump(a successful woman,classy,a family that she takes care of even though she’s a busy entrepreneur and businesswoman )
Ywn29/100(even though he gets hurt doesn’t hold a grudge and also he does the right thing)
Hillel (cause he could control his temper)
Rabbi akiva (never too late)
And so much more…..no patience to conitnueSeptember 4, 2016 2:42 pm at 2:42 pm #1188400
lilmod ulelamaid – i want to be like my husband (future husband)!September 4, 2016 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #1188401
Happygirl -“Ivanka trump(a successful woman,classy,a family that she takes care of even though she’s a busy entrepreneur and businesswoman )”
You missed the main point – she’s Frum!
Go Mr. President Trump….September 4, 2016 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #1188402September 4, 2016 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm #1188403
Two role models come to mind:
1. A particular friend of mine whom I have known for many years. I was always jealous of her because she has certain personality traits that make her very well-liked by many people as well as an extremely popular, well-liked, successful educator (all of these are things that I have always wanted to be). Even though jealousy is generally not considered to be a positive trait, and my intentions definitely had a very large measure on not-l’shmaness, it seems that there must have been an element of “kinas sofrim” since I was zoche, b’chasdei Hashem, to be able to develop those traits in myself to a large extent.
2. Sara Schnirer because:
a) she did not allow her marital status to define her.
b) she did not let her marital status, gender or societal norms restrict her from fulfilling her potential.
c) Her motto in life was the same as my name and motto (“lilmod ulelameid”)
d) She was brave enough to act against the tide but at the same time, she made sure that everything she did was in accordance with Daas Torah and was done l’shma. And she wasn’t radical for the sake of being radical – when being radical was the right thing to do, she was radical, and when being traditional was the right approach, she was traditional.September 4, 2016 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #1188404
lilmod ulelamaid – LOTS of people like me but i have no interest in having people be jealous of such a thing especially not of me being an educator.September 4, 2016 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #1188405
Sparkly: What about a pharmacist?September 4, 2016 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm #1188406
Sparkly: there’s something called “kinas sofrim”. That means that you admire someone else’s positive qualities and want to copy them. That is what happened here, in short. It was only because I saw that my friend had these qualities that I realized they were important to me and things that I could bring out in myself.September 4, 2016 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm #1188407
lilmod ulelamaid – its NOT good for people to be jealous of others. im sure there will be LOTS of people jealous of me as a pharmacist. but thats NOT good.September 4, 2016 8:07 pm at 8:07 pm #1188408
The Torah says it’s a very good thing to be jealous of the positive qualities of others. It’s only a problem if you want to have it instead of them. But if it’s in addition, it’s a very good thing.September 4, 2016 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #1188409Little FroggieParticipant
Cool!! Pretty Cool!!
Not bad at all!! May you continue to give the Ribono Shel Olam much nachas from your endeavors. To be Mekadesh Shem Shamayim through all your actions, interactions.September 4, 2016 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm #1188410
LF: Amen! Thanks!September 4, 2016 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm #1188411
DY -“Giyoress or Not?”
How do you remember all those old topics?
But according to you over there, Ivanka is for sure a Giyoress!
I wasn’t ever talking about Ivanka, but some Chinese Giyoress.
I’m still not sure who was right over there.
Don’t forget Ivanka lives a secluded life, she might not be exposed to a lot of Frum Yidden.
This Chinese lady lives in NY, and it’s unlikely she is as secluded as the Trump’s!September 4, 2016 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #1188412
please answer my question about ncsy.September 5, 2016 12:28 am at 12:28 am #1188413☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Health, it seems that she doesn’t even have the standards of the woman in your story.
Either way, I thought it was interesting that you have, since the time you started that thread, been m’varer your safek.September 5, 2016 12:31 am at 12:31 am #1188414
lilmod ulelamaid – please answer my question on ncsy and i specifically asked you something there. so please go answer it.September 5, 2016 12:32 am at 12:32 am #1188415zahavasdadParticipant
The Bamboo cradle woman is not the only asian woman who has converted. I have met a few in my lifeSeptember 5, 2016 12:52 am at 12:52 am #1188416
zahavasdad – their are PLENTY of converts.September 5, 2016 1:14 am at 1:14 am #1188417zahavasdadParticipant
This was about asian women who have converted, not just a convert. The Bamboo cradle was a book by an asian woman who convertedSeptember 5, 2016 2:10 am at 2:10 am #1188418
DY -“Health, it seems that she doesn’t even have the standards of the woman in your story.”
It doesn’t matter because she is so secluded from Klal Yisroel (Ivanka)!
From your post over there:
“Tosofos in Shabbos say that even if someone doesn’t know about Shabbos, it doesn’t passul the geirus.”
“Either way, I thought it was interesting that you have, since the time you started that thread, been m’varer your safek.”
No, I’m still Mesupek, because this was in Manhattan. She probably lives in a place where a lot of women cover their hair!September 5, 2016 2:32 am at 2:32 am #1188419
And now the harder question:
Who are YOU a role model TO?September 5, 2016 3:00 am at 3:00 am #1188420
how often does ctlawyer come on because i want his / her response as SOON as they can??? because i needed to ask this question for a WHILE!! so finally someone can answer! thanks so much ctlawyer!September 5, 2016 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #1188421
Joseph, who are YOU a role model to?September 5, 2016 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #1188422
To the CR, of course.
And you?September 5, 2016 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm #1188423PringlesMember
I know for a fact that i am a role modal in the sense of fashion to a friend`s mom. So sad, because i think my insides are nicer…September 5, 2016 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #1188424gavra_at_workParticipant
3: Chanan Bisha
I’m a role model to Joseph, who wishes and strives to be a Gavra at Work.September 5, 2016 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #1188425
Joseph: “To the CR, of course.”
lol, I was thinking of saying the same. I assume it was meant as a joke, but it’s still true.
1. I try to be a role model to everyone I come into contact with, although I don’t always succeed.
2. My friends’ kids, especially the ones whom I go to for Shabbos.
3. My students.September 5, 2016 5:38 pm at 5:38 pm #1188426
Joseph – to everyone i meet and anywhere i post!September 5, 2016 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm #1188427Shopping613 🌠Participant
My role model is a special person I met in high school who is a few years older than me. She is amazing ruchniyus wise, and as a person. I look up to her and strive to be like her. She literally made me the person I am today.September 5, 2016 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm #1188428YesOrNoParticipant
Rebbe HillSeptember 5, 2016 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm #1188429
Shopping613 – MOST people i met in high school ARENT jewish so i WOULDNT strive to be like them G-d forbid.September 6, 2016 6:03 am at 6:03 am #1188430WinnieThePoohParticipant
Christopher Robbin. He always knows how to get honey 🙂September 6, 2016 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #1188431
WinnieThePooh – haha. thats funny.September 6, 2016 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #1188432Shopping613 🌠Participant
Sparkly: I was in high school, she wasn’t.September 6, 2016 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #1188433
Shopping613 – I think Sparkly means the people she met when she was in high school. She was homeschooled, so I don’t think she means the people she met IN high school, but rather the people she met while SHE was in h.s.September 6, 2016 6:58 pm at 6:58 pm #1188434J92Participant
first of all I find it hilarious people talking about the bamboo cradle woman,upthread- I’m friends with (one of) her son and he’s a regular guy(not that anyone thought otherwise, just I know him personally everyone else knows them as a ‘celebrity’ somewhat) its just funny.
anyway, my role model: my doctor-who learns a full first seder and only opens his practice after yeshiva mincha.
pretty cool guy.
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