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January 20, 2011 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm #594362PhonemanMemberJanuary 20, 2011 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm #916633☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Very littleJanuary 20, 2011 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #916634
maybe they were saying two seperate things
2)hes light, not heavy
or maybe they were saying hes light for a yeshivish guy but compared to the rest of the world hes heavyJanuary 20, 2011 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #916635real-briskerMember
maybe he was saying how early he comes to yeshiva, that hes the one that turns on the lights.January 20, 2011 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm #916636cshapiroMember
no sillies…it means hes a chiller!!January 20, 2011 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm #916637
in reality it probably means hes lightly yeshivish like he wears white shirts and tzitzis out but he doesnt shmeff and is still able to say a sentence with all english words and didnt yet reach the madrayga of being zoche to a raspy voiceJanuary 20, 2011 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm #916638Sam2Participant
I have only ever met one person who claims to be Yeshivish lite. Basically, he is very Yeshivish in Hashkafah but doesn’t mind chilling by watching TV and sports and stuff.January 20, 2011 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm #916639hipflaskerMember
Same Great taste, less fillingJanuary 20, 2011 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm #916640
i dont think watching TV has anything to do with being yeshivish
A BEN TORAH SHUDNT WATCH TV
watching sports may be an issue of yeshivshnessJanuary 20, 2011 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm #916641mikehall12382Member
i have to agree with Sam2 on that one…kind of like “yeshivish but with it”, an expression I’ve heard before…January 21, 2011 12:55 am at 12:55 am #916642bein_hasdorimParticipant
If it tastes too watery i’d go with reg beer.
If you dont mind, why not? probably will only take you for a
chevy instead of lexus, apt instead of mansion.
1/2 ur paycheck instead of two mortgages.January 21, 2011 1:19 am at 1:19 am #916643mewhoParticipant
less calories?January 21, 2011 2:53 am at 2:53 am #916644ItcheSrulikMember
Yeshivish in hashkafa, learning, and dress but not affectations.January 21, 2011 3:05 am at 3:05 am #916645☕️coffee addictParticipant
why don’t you ask the shadchanJanuary 21, 2011 3:07 am at 3:07 am #916646bennaishekParticipant
maybe they meant that he is one of the yeshiveleitJanuary 21, 2011 3:37 am at 3:37 am #916647real-briskerMember
maybe it has to do with yugerliteJanuary 21, 2011 3:52 am at 3:52 am #916648commonsenseParticipant
is the person who redt the shidduch a yiddish speaker? for people who speak yinlish or english sprinkled with yiddish, yeshivaleit is a way of referring to yeshivish people. if everything else sounds good maybe that’s what the person meant.January 21, 2011 4:41 am at 4:41 am #916649liveforshabbosMember
Phoneman, show some ahavas yisroel; give the guy a chance with your daughter.January 21, 2011 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm #916650bptParticipant
HipFlasker and Mewho –
Great lines!January 21, 2011 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm #916651
it just means hes not greasy but at the same time he has yeshivish values
kapish??January 21, 2011 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #916652watermelonMember
maybe he’s light/in shape/not heavy…or easy to “carry” financially…December 20, 2012 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #916654WiseyParticipant
Probably by now the question doesn’t apply but maybe yeshivahlite was misheard as yeshivish liteDecember 20, 2012 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm #916655popa_bar_abbaParticipant
I think it means he smokes “lite” cigarettes, and drinks light beer.
Definitely a “no go”. I wouldn’t trust anyone who drinks light beer.December 20, 2012 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm #916656WIYMember
” I wouldn’t trust anyone who drinks light beer.”
LOLDecember 21, 2012 12:30 am at 12:30 am #916657rebdonielMember
Labels mean little. I know those who wear tzitzis, a black suede kippa and polo shirts and jeans and colored shirts and khakis during the week, a black hat and white on shabbos and yontiff, doesn’t keep cholov yisroel or pas yisroel, studies at a CUNY college, learns daf yomi and goes to minyan three times a day, yet daven Nusach Sfard, and keep many heimishe-type minhagim, do kiruv with Oorah, NCSY, went to places like KBY, and identify equally as either RWMO or LW Yeshivish. I don’t see much of a difference.December 21, 2012 3:53 am at 3:53 am #916658aurora77Participant
Hhhmmm…many possibilities it seems. Also, I wish I could figure out what a poster last year meant by “not greasy”? I don’t know that I have ever heard someone described in that way. Perhaps a typo? …Time for a brief story…Once, back in the dawn of Internet when I was in college, I emailed a friend with a description of someone I knew, and I meant to write that the person had black hair — however, my friend e-mailed me back with a lot of question marks and wondering why I had mentioned that the person had back hair.December 21, 2012 4:03 am at 4:03 am #916659far eastMember
Yeshivish lite usually is someone who grew up yeshivish and went to bais medrash. His lifestyle and hashkafahs are yeshivish but inside he’s not really yeshivish. Not necessarally a bum, but not your classic yeshiva bochur. More lax about his Judiasm in some areas but not the main ones like shabbos and kashrusDecember 21, 2012 4:21 am at 4:21 am #916660mommamia22Participant
I don’t get how someone can be VERY yeshivish but still watch tv. The two seem mutually exclusive.December 21, 2012 4:24 am at 4:24 am #916661aurora77Participant
Hello mommamia, I hope all is well with you!December 21, 2012 5:14 am at 5:14 am #916662mommamia22Participant
I look forward to your commentsDecember 21, 2012 9:24 am at 9:24 am #916663nfgo3Member
To coffee addict: If he’s Yeshivish Lite, there is no shadchan.
Hip flasker: you are on the right track, but how about this: great taste, less fulfilling mitzvahs.December 23, 2012 7:46 am at 7:46 am #916664longarekelMember
rebdoniel: “I don’t see much of a difference”. So put on your glasses. btw were you describing yourself?December 23, 2012 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #916665TheBearIsBackMember
Yeshivish lite (Chassidish lite, tuna beigel) refers to someone who holds onto the ideology and the social norms of the community as best as possible, while bending either due to weakness or a mistaken feeling that he needs to bend to get ahead begashmius. Much of the bending has to do with external appearance, and many of those who bend later snap back or at least hope their children snap back.
A bum or an oisvorf is another story altogether – these unfortunates don’t believe and don’t want to keep the mitzvos or even lead productive lives, but they want to retain the benefits of community membership along with a certain superior attitude (really fear and a deep inferiority complex) that makes them want to rub their OTD status into everyone’s faces and take others down with them. These unfortunates need help, but really they can’t get help without being removed from our dalet amois so they do not continue to create a destructive subculture within our world. (Not all OTD are bums and oisvorfen either.)January 1, 2013 12:14 am at 12:14 am #916666rebdonielMember
I don’t see much of a big difference between very frum MO people and more relaxed people from the yeshivishe world.
I only wear a black hat when I am davening in a place where it’s the norm. In my Modern Orthodox shul in Brooklyn, Sephardi shuls, Manhattan, Teaneck, Riverdale, I would never wear it.
In a black hat shul in Flatbush, Monsey, Baltimore, or 5 Towns, I definitely do wear it.
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