Category: shul

Guide to shuckling

I was davening this past Shabbos in a Chabad where I noticed two kids imitating shuckels, they were clearly making fun of the few people in the room who knew what they were doing with regards to shuckling. I immediately…

Mechitza Guide

I love mechitzas, I really do, especially the kind that give you a small opportunity to check out the ladies, if you’re clever enough. I don’t like the really short one’s because they don’t provide a challenge and the ladies…

Best of Shul Awards

I was sitting in Adath Israel in San Francisco this past shabbos afternoon in their weekday shul and it came to me that they had the best benches I have ever sat on, it then came to me that I…

shul bathroom tissue sucks

What the heck is the deal with shul bathroom tissue? Note my usage of term bathroom tissue, with regards to shul toilet paper in rusting dispensers it is one of the only times where one may use the ever so…

Shabbos in San Jose

The Rabbi was yeshivish, clearly so because he used words that most of the shul didn’t understand, caught himself, and then said the English translation afterwards. My host said he was a YU guy, but I couldn’t see it. Was…

Awkward kadesh moments

Lets face it kadesh can be pretty awkward, everyone stares at you as you try to catch up to that guy who it seems has been saying kadesh for the last 50 years, and what if you can’t catch up?…