April 23, 2014 6:08 pm at 6:08 pm #612625
besides for yekke2 and me it would be interesting to know if there are any other yekkes in the crApril 23, 2014 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #1012593
There is also GG_Yekke, and I have a sneaking suspicion that I know who he is! And if my memory serves me well enough, I think there is somebody “Yehuda Tzvi” back in the past, but I am not convinced.April 23, 2014 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #1012594takahmamashParticipant
I’m not not a Yekkie, but I sing “L’David Baruch” before arvit on motzei Shabbat. I also love the word “rumpelnacht.”April 23, 2014 7:50 pm at 7:50 pm #1012595
“L’David Baruch” – supposedly from the Beis Hamikdash. I am afraid I don’t believe THAT particular myth.April 23, 2014 8:10 pm at 8:10 pm #1012596nfgo3Member
Derek Jeter, but you forgot the “n”.April 23, 2014 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm #1012597ReuBrewParticipant
I’m not a Yekke but I am an Oberlander and a lot of my minhagim and style of davening are similar (tallis before marriage, sim shalom at Shabbos Mincha etc.) Since there are practically no Oberlander minyamim left that aren’t Chasidish I gravitate towards Yekke shuls if I can find them.April 23, 2014 8:37 pm at 8:37 pm #1012598justbecauseMember
im a yekke!April 23, 2014 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #1012599
i’m a yekke through and through…April 23, 2014 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #1012600
one who says hi says hi:why do are interested?April 23, 2014 8:46 pm at 8:46 pm #1012601oomisParticipant
Nope, sorry. But I DO like to be on time or even early for everything… Does that make me an honorary member?April 23, 2014 9:12 pm at 9:12 pm #1012602
@gg yekke, honestly i dont know why .i just felt like asking.maybe it is because its interesting to find out that yekkeS’ still exists(not the 60,70,80,90 year olds in KAJ)yes i know MUNKS in england exists
but most of thier congergents arent yekkesApril 24, 2014 3:50 am at 3:50 am #1012603Little FroggieMember
My ancestors were Yekkes. Me? I’m .45205 Yekke.April 24, 2014 4:07 am at 4:07 am #1012604charliehallParticipant
Well I have ancestors who lived in Germany but I don’t particularly follow any Yekke minhagim. What does that make me?April 24, 2014 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #1012605
i daven in munks and for sure not all the congregants are yekkish but there is a large group who are.
theres also a kehilla in Crown Heights and in Switzerland.
charliehall: once a yekke always a yekke…
maybe you should start following yekkishe minhagim like your ancestors did…April 24, 2014 9:25 pm at 9:25 pm #1012606gabbaisheiniParticipant
100%April 24, 2014 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm #1012607
gg yekke,the Switzerland kehilla is on its last breath,kaj is on its second breath,and according to you munks is on its third.April 24, 2014 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm #1012608
there is a oberlander kehilla in Australia and i may be wrong but a think oberlanders are talmidim/descendants of the chasam sofer so that makes them basically yekkeApril 25, 2014 3:47 am at 3:47 am #1012609I. M. ShluffinParticipant
I must be a yekke, cus my father is, and his father came from Germany. But my father was a ba’al teshuva, so we keep on learning more minhagim that are supposedly ours, and sometimes we take them on.
Is the term yekke meant to be derogatory in this thread? I need to know if I should be taking offense or not.April 25, 2014 4:36 am at 4:36 am #1012610
if i and many other people on this thread are yekkes why would we be degrading ourselves and our minhagim(i personally think you shouldn’t be offended but if you are please write RANT OVER on your next post.so we know your back to normal again)April 25, 2014 6:27 am at 6:27 am #1012611reb.yaakovMember
I am yekke and I wash before Kiddush and wait three hours, as all Jews should
Those people who are saying ‘I’m not yekke but my ancestors were’ remind me of not frum Jews who say ‘we’ll I’m not Jewish but my ancestors were’ (except that Judasim goes by the mother and Yekki-ness goes by the father). If your ancestors were then so are you, perhaps it is time to get in touch with your heritage. (Maybe they should start yekke birthright tours or something.)April 25, 2014 8:39 am at 8:39 am #1012612Geordie613Participant
Proud Yekke here!!!
I. M. Shluffin, “I need to know if I should be taking offense or not.” That is a very yekkishe comment.April 25, 2014 10:27 am at 10:27 am #1012613RainusParticipant
A Yekke is someone who wears a short jacket.
An Ashkenazi is someone who lived in an area where they spoke German.April 25, 2014 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm #1012614littleeemaParticipant
I’m from a chasidishe (rebbish) family married to a super yekke. Interesting mix – we’re always exactly 15 minutes late!
As far as the word yekke – see the ramban on yaakovs brocho to yehuda – velo yekas amimApril 25, 2014 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm #1012615
I am yekke and I wash before Kiddush and wait three hours, as all Jews should
Wrong attitude, sorry. You are a yekke, and therefore wash before Kiddush and wait three hours as YOU should, because that is YOUR mesorah. All Jews should is incorrect; all Jews should do as their Mesorah requires.
Any self respecting Yekke undestands that Mesorah is the most important thing in Yiddishkeit.April 25, 2014 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm #1012616charliehallParticipant
“maybe you should start following yekkishe minhagim like your ancestors did”
Well, I *did* put on tefillin on Chol HaMoed for the first time this year. 😉April 25, 2014 3:29 pm at 3:29 pm #1012617
with a brocho or without?April 25, 2014 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm #1012618OneDayAtAtimeMember
Yekke and PROUD!!
Charliehall Tefillin on Chol hamoed with a brocho?April 25, 2014 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #1012619renters (Joseph)Member
What does Oberlander (or Chasam Sofer) have to do with Yekkes? Their minhagim (including havara) are closer to Chasidim. (Yes, I know they are not Chasidim [or Yekkes.]) Vien [now based in Brooklyn] is probably the largest Oberland kehila.
Not all of German Jewry were Yekkes (or followed the Yekkesh minhagim.)April 27, 2014 3:14 am at 3:14 am #1012620I. M. ShluffinParticipant
One who says hi: Ok. I wouldn’t qualify my post as ranting as much as curiosity, but wtvr it is, it’s over. Thank you for clarifying that I don’t need to take offense – it’s too time-consuming, to tell you the truth.
Aaron Chaim: Why, thank you.
Yekke2 +1April 27, 2014 6:43 am at 6:43 am #1012621reb.yaakovMember
Don’t worry Mr. yekke2, I wasn’t being too serious. After all, three hours has very little mekor (if at all) so I wouldn’t seriously suggest everyone should keep it unless that was their mesorah. (Although washing before Kiddush the Rama does say ‘v’ein leshanos’ which means all Ashkenazim should be doing it, but Sfardim still wouldn’t so I wouldn’t have said that seriously either.)April 27, 2014 6:29 pm at 6:29 pm #1012622notasheepMember
I used to be a yekke (3/4 yekke anyway) until I got married (My mother is yekke and my father’s mother is a yekke, although his father came from Poland, however he lost a lot of his minhagim after the war). My husband is regular litvish but his mother was sefardi from India. So we have some interesting food being cooked in my house now. My father davens in an Adass Yeshurun, my brothers are both married to girls from strong yekke families.
Just as an aside; when I went to Switzerland and they announced the landing time, the pilot said “we will be landing in approximately 5 to 8 minutes’ time”. Very specific for an approximate time.April 27, 2014 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm #1012623MHYParticipant
Renters: “What does Oberlander (or Chasam Sofer) have to do with Yekkes?”
The Chasam Sofer was a Yekke from Frankfurt. The Chasam Sofer is considered the leading godol of Oberlander Yiddishkeit.
“Their minhagim (including havara) are closer to Chasidim.”
Who told you that?
Minhagim is not the same as havarah as well.
In havarah, Oberlander havarah is in between the havarah of many Chasidim and Yekkes. It is not the same as Chasidim like Satmar.
Oberlanders are sometimes referred to as Hungarian Yekkes, as they share certain things, like davening Ashkenaz, not being Chasidish, and historical connections.April 28, 2014 7:36 am at 7:36 am #1012624YATParticipant
I like yekkes, because they are refinedApril 28, 2014 6:34 pm at 6:34 pm #1012625ReuBrewParticipant
Oberlander’s customs are very much not like Chasidim and they are more similar to Yekke minhagim than to Polish.
True Oberlanders for example wear a tallis starting at bar mitzvah, rather than waiting until marriage. They also often wear a tallis rather than a kittel under the chuppah and their tefilin are the same as Yekkish tefilin (square knot on head but the arm wraps like Ashkenazim not Chasidim) They do differ from Yekkes in that they are less into piyutim and many most wait longer than 3 hours (5-6) Also, much like Yekkes only say Av Harachamin on the Shabbos before Shavuos and before Tisha B’Av, the older Oberlander minhag was to say it on the Shabbos before Shavuos and during the three weeks.April 30, 2014 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #1012626147Participant
Today Nisson 30th, is 247th Johrzeit of a very Choshuv Jekke:- The Korban Nesanel.
Yekke2:- No-one should wait 3 hours, because Yoreh Deah makes no mention of 3 hours. Only 2 options are mentioned in Yoreh Deah:- 1) 1 hour
2) 6 hours
Any other option, has no basis in the Shulchon Oruch!! Period!!
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