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bortzezomib – Whenever a professor of mine makes a comment that is factually inaccurate about Jews or Judaism I correct him/her.
OneOfMany – Umm, to get a proper education, thus making you a better human being.
Aha. I always found ways to take classes that I enjoyed. For example, I took chemistry and physics so I can avoid taking biology. I’m sorry to hear about your difficulties due to your college being secular. May I ask what are your challenges there?
That’s a very interesting way of looking at it. I think I can most definitely say yes. For me, it was the breaking of the unspoken promise that sent me OTD, for the most part.
I took a paralegal gig for a bit at a government prosecuting agency. Not very vague, I know. Anyways, it’s not very glamorous. Office work. 9am-5pm. Some law firms start paralegals out at 90k. But that’s rare.
I love college. I love every minute of it. Why don’t you take classes you enjoy?
What will you be taking? I’m down for seven classes. Most of which are lots of fun. I only take fun classes now.
I got my last two grades today. I’ve got a few week break.
Anyone taking any interesting classes next semester?
I used to believe that withholding a Get is never a legitimate means while negotiating. However, I’ve been involved with a few cases where the woman got her Get and the husband (and children) suffered grieve injustices as a result.
Withholding a Get is an incredibly complicated matter, and whilst it is rarely justified, there are certain circumstances where it would be most appropriate.
OOM, I wholeheartedly agree. So drop the BS degree, and study literature, history, or philosophy instead.
(Mods: By BS degree I mean Bachelor of Science… :/)
Hmm, you really need to shop around on a school by school basis.
(Btw, I’m pursuing a degree in the humanities. Hehe.)
Usually you can only double major within one degree. So a BA/BBA, or a BA/BS won’t happen. Some schools offer exceptions. If you are already enrolled in a college you should just speak with the advisement center. If you have yet to enroll, visit several colleges and speak to the admissions officers.
Why is it that you’re so keen on double majoring? What two majors do you wish to pursue?
Chaimss – Why don’t you just ask your shadchan what is acceptable for your shidduch resume? Alternatively, ask your friends to see theirs.
I’m studying at a CUNY school and we have many double majors. It’s quite simple, actually. All of you have to do is allot many of your elective credits to fulfill the requirements for a second major (usually about 24 credits). This also eliminates the need for a minor which is usually 9-12 credits. So your breakdown would look something like this:
Out of 120 credits:
60 Credits, Core Curriculum
25 Credits, Major 1
25 Credits, Major 2
10 credits, Electives
(If you didn’t double major, you’d use about half of the second major credits for a minor, and the other half as electives.)
Oh, dear God. Don’t “dump” her because you decide to frum out. Dump her? Seriously? You dump a tramp. You don’t dump someone you love. You can end things with her, without you dumping her.
Merely explain that at this point in life you must go your separate ways. Once you do so, completely cutoff any and all contact. This means deleting her from facebook, no e-mails, calls, texts, etc. Do your best to forget about her.
I’m not sure I support any of this, but hatzlacha to the two of you.
Stick only to the basic facts. Your DOB/height may serve as immediate disqualifiers. As will your parents’ names. Therefore, it will save time to have it on the resume.
The description, what you’re looking for, etc. can be discussed verbally with the Shadchan.
Parents’ names & occupations
John Smith, Baker
Jane Smith, Homemaker
Siblings’ names and yeshiva/occupations
Jeff Smith, Attorney
Jerry Smith, 17, Yeshivas Coffee Room
Judith Smith, 15, Beis Yaakov Coffee Room
(list married friends, Rabbi, maybe a single friend from Yeshiva)
Reach out to a mental health professional. There is a frum therapist that does a great job working with survivors of abuse. Her name is Rachel Rubenstein and her number is 347-563-9912.
It really depends on how you have your sandwich made.
A whole wheat sub is going to have less calories. Regardless, the real calories come from the sauces that they add in abundance.
I’d say about 700 calories with no sauces. Add 300-1000 calories depending on how many, and what sauces you add. But you should really ask them.
I have a friend that’s a frum NYPD cop. They fully accommodated all of his religious needs, including his facial hair. They accepted his college credits from a heimishe mossad, so I’m sure they’ll accept BMG credits. Note, however, that they may not accept all of the BMG “classes,” So make sure you’ve got a bit over the sixty credits necessary when applying.
Keep in mind that they may ask you for transcripts. So find out if your yeshiva will provide any, and if so, what will those transcripts say.
Just list the dates of attendance, and city/state of your yeshiva. In total, I’d have it look like this (I suspect the html will skew how I write it, but here goes):
Bachelor of Talmudic Law, 2011 (This is the year you “graduated.”)
9/08-6/11 Yeshiva Ploni Almoni Talmudical Academy Brooklyn, NY
Major: Law & Ethics
Minor: Jewish History
(Can insert “Hebrew,” “Ancient Near East Studies,” “Philosophy,” “Theology,” “Literature,” or “Culture” if it’s a better slant for the job you’re seeking.)
The real story is that he went to the mikvah and shul this morning, as he does every morning.
“For all of those who are being awesome,you are awesome.For all those who are confused:today I went to the Mikva and Shul just like yesterday” -Matisyahu (via Twitter)
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy your beer.
Yeshiva Anuvim run by Ozer Babad and Booky Kaluszyner deals with Chassidishe (OTD) teenagers. They do a fantastic job, and have a GED program there too. I believe their phone number is 718-705-8266. Otherwise, just ask around for it.
It’s great to see ConcernedMember and Yatzmich posting again. 😀
There is a Jewish Toastmasters on the Upper West Side. E-mail them for more info. Westsidetalkers at yahoo dot com
Gavra is right.
Just get him the “real” football or whatever, and let him organize his own game. The “non-head” kids will join him.
Shalom aleichem, Rebbe!
Empire State College has an online program that is part of SUNY (State University of New York). They will accept a lot of yeshiva credits, and their degree is the most reputable one you’d get over the internet.
Listen to mother!
Chaptzem! Chaptzem! Chaptzem!
Halacha l’Moshe m’Sinai.
Cognito, Ergo Sum.
I am in a similar situation. While I don’t believe in Kiruv per se, I figured that she should have some connection to her people.
For every holiday I give her a small token of the holiday and a brief explanation of the meaning behind the day, etc. I gave her Mishloach Manos on Purim, a silk flower arrangement and some cheese cake for Shavuos, etc. She is always very appreciative of my doing so.
When I first began to immerse myself in philosophic writings and abandon faith, my father shared with me a story that took place between one of the European Rabbonim (I forget the name) and his student.
In short, The Rov sees that a former Talmid of his is no longer observant, and inquires as to why he left the fold. The student responds with an ardent philosophic erudition refuting Torah m’Sinai, etc. The Rov responded by asking him: Did you first find philosophy, and then go off the derech? Or, did you first go off the derech, and then find philosophy?
The Mumar l’Teavon is an old and depressing character throughout Jewish history.
In regards to OP’s friend, since science is based on inductive reasoning, as opposed to deductive reasoning, his belief that science refutes the Torah is not a very strong one to make. Science, by its very nature, is prone to substantial error. Besides, most of science does not conflict with the Torah at all, and those areas that do, may be reconcilable.
Just remember, the great scientist/philosopher Aristotle believed that objects fell to the ground because they were drawn to the center of the earth. It was only millennia later that gravity was discovered, and Aristotle’s beliefs were dismissed.
In all the time that science has made great errors, and faced great revisions, observant Jews stuck to their guns and observed the Torah as per their mesorah.
Alas, I’m a kofer too, only my arguments are quite solid. 😉