Tag: baal teshuva

Speed dating for kohanim

Just got a facebook spam message for a speed dating event for kohanim and eligible women. Here are some sample dates. Date 1 Girl: Hi, I just wanted to tell you that I’m one of the few BT’s who has…

You are a Baal Teshuva

Guest post by Elad Nehorai You are a baal teshuva. I know, I know.  You think you are Ms. Hardcore Off the Derech with that tattoo you got on your ankle.  Mr. Freakin’ Frum with that school in Lakewood you…

Messing with BT’s on Pesach

Messing with BT’s has been a Frum Satire tradition for several years now. It doesn’t get old, because you can really have a messing with BT’s post for every holiday, Jewish event or regular daily life, I even had one…

Non-generic Jewish sects

Everyone knows the generic Jewish sects, modern orthodox, Chassidic, reform, conservative and so on. What many people don’t know are the different sub groups or ways to call those people that venture a little from the generic categories. Flamers: Usually…

Gefilte fish made me frum

By Samuel Pilkinton I started becoming religious about 3 years ago. It started when I went into a bookstore and picked up a book called “The Rebbe’s Army”. After reading that book, I couldn’t wait to get in touch with…

The Baal Teshuva survival guide

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Becoming Orthodox The cover of The Baal Teshuva Survival Guide, (Rossi Publications)  a handbook to making it as a newly-minted Orthodox Jew, depicts a life preserver being tossed over a body of water. Get it? It’s…

You’ve been Aished!!!

When I talk with Baal Teshuvas I always ask them the obvious question, but I ask it in a way that implies they joined some kind of cult or something. “When did you drink the punch?” is my common line…