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I threw my wife out the window the newspaper.
Yekkes DO have a Tallis over the heads. A few more things that they do….1. The Chassan goes out from the Chuppah and walks the Kallah in (Sephardim also do this) 2. The Chassan and Kallah face away from the Tzibbur 3. The Rav speaks under the Chuppah, 4. The Kallah doesn’t walk around the Chassan and 5. They have a different Nussach for the Chassan and Kallah as they arrive under the Chupah. (Not sure what it is)
Take a look at the Parsha pictures many Rabbeim send home…The Avos with Streimlich. Additionally, I had a Rosh Hayeshiva who told our Shiur, that if we don’t wear our hats and jackets in the street we will lose half of our ability to shteig.
As far as shokeling, I heard a source that we serve Hashem with Ahava and Yirah, hence, shokeling front and back.January 29, 2019 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm in reply to: Anyone Know How I Can Get Zohar’s Album (the tzlil v’zemekid soloist)? #1670813
Search for Zohar on Jewish Music FM (app on Google play) they have his album.January 12, 2019 9:54 pm at 9:54 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Fundrasing using Cigar Rolling and Wine Tasting #1661217
Update: The event is still on (this Thursday) and despite what the Rosh Hayeshiva assured my friend, the posters, are still hanging in the hallways of local Shuls.
In my opinion, it is one thing to have the event, it’s another level when the posters are right in your face (and the faces of teens and kids) with the main focus on a hand with a cigar.January 10, 2019 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm in reply to: Yeshiva Fundrasing using Cigar Rolling and Wine Tasting #1660525
I have no idea concerning what type of cigars…wines…etc. And yes, the Rabbinical does approve of it. Although, a friend of mine, got through to the Rosh Hayeshiva who agreed that the signs were inappropriate.
I am positive that those who go, have a most amazing uplifting Yom Tov.
Personally, I can’t imagine spending such spectacular days away from my family. The Zechus of Davening next to my children Shetichyu is incredible. They get to learn and follow our Minhagim and hear Divrei Chizzuk from our Rov.
Throughout the meals I have the opportunity to teach them about the Yom Tov and enjoy sharing the experience of all the Minhagim. There are just a few years where we have the chance to do this.
One poignant point: Rosh Hashana is a Yom Tov. Its main focus is to be Mamlich Hakadosh Baruch Hu. Many Poskim hold that we bedavka don’t do Teshuva. Some hold in fact that it is Assur to do so.
Many of my colleagues work in the afternoon as a Teacher, Social Studies Principal or Tutor. So, in short, yes.
Chevra, this is definitely an interesting and important topic.
As a Rebbi and Secular Studies Teacher in a NY Yeshiva, I would like to present the ‘other side’ of things. I am forever grateful to Hashem for the incredible Zechus to teach your children, the next generation of Yidden.
Although it is becoming more difficult to teach in a world where we are up against so much, it is immensely rewarding especially when I am invited to their Chasunas and other Simchos.
Before I began teaching, about 22 years ago, I took the famous Merkaz Teaching program for Rabbeim, and got a dual BA degree in psychology and education. Every year aside for teacher training days during the year, I attend workshops after the Yeshiva year is out.
I work a 52 hour week during Yeshiva and countless hours after, guiding and consulting with parents, marking exams and homeworks, creating new material or taking used material and turning it into more updated versions. I modify many of my lessons and exams to be able to reach every one of you precious children.
The truth is, that we get paid our salary based on a 10 month year. Most of the Rabbeim I know, work part or full time over the summer months. So to say that we have ‘off’ during the summer is misinformed. Additionally, when we need a sick day we do not have the option to work from home.
Yes, we chose the profession we are in knowing that our starting salaries would be less, however, our raises are almost non-existant. We do not get a pension, life insurance,nor medical insurance. However, thanks to an amazing organization, Chasdei Lev, we are able to make Yom Tov in a honorable way. It is with tremendous Mesiras Nefesh of the Board and parent body of Yeshivos who ensure that I be paid on time. This is not the case in many Yeshivos.
I have just one request, the next time you meet your child’s Rebbe/teacher, (past or current) thank them.
Thank you for listening.
A 22 year Rebbe and Teacher.
I believe he was a Rav in Long Island. He teaches in Yeshiva of Far Rockaway.
There is a widely publicized video about this from National geographic. Many dispute the video, however, the Living Torah Museum in Boro Park, maintains that the video is accurate.
Years ago, a relative of mine (about 10) answered the door to his house to find a shaliach mitzvah collecting. This relative wanted to tell the person in Yiddish that his father wasn’t home and he said – mine tatteh nisht in da hoizen.
”Nope.. Most definitely not. Nothing exiting at all.”
Or entering, apparently.November 23, 2014 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm in reply to: People coming in to Bais Medrash with no leining skills #1044271
good thing we are discussing this before SUKKOS
As a musician I need to constantly learn new songs. Yet whenever I want to sit at my keyboard/piano and jam, I somehow almost always find myself playing Deveykus songs. My all time favorite songs are Lev Tahor and Ani Maamim. Journies songs such as Neshamela, ride the train, A place where I belong are amazing.
Upon further research I saw that Rav Ovadia Yosef in his Yalkut Yosef says that he doesn’t understand the Mechaber and instead he says that it is a minhag from way before from the Geonim and it should be done. Then he writes many details of how it should be done.
I am retired. I was tired yesterday and I am tired again today.
As I am sure many of you are aware the Mechaber said not to do it as it is Darkei Ha’Emori.
I personally find this topic very intriguing. Lior, you have made some excellent points as have many others who disagree with you.
As a musician, I have played at many weddings (Baruch Hashem) and I have observed the following scene many times. During the dancing, the kalla will go over to the men’s side and sit next to chassan. Most of the time that she is there, most of the people watch, clap, and are genuinely happy at that moment. Yet, all they are doing is observing. The joy on Simchos Torah, should be at least as great as that time. Those observing, should be thrilled to witness such a joy. In today’s society, unfortunately many do not feel such a love and connection to Hashem and the Torah, that they can not feel the true spirit of the day. May we all be Zoche to feel the Simcha together in Yerushalayim Bikarov.