Tag: Modern orthodox

Everyone learned at the Mir

Telling someone you learned in the Mir Yeshiva has traditionally been looked at as a big achievement, involving a long expensive flight to Israel and a steep walk down from the central bus station, but there are those that really…

Shabbos in Oakland

It took me about 4 minutes to fall in love with Beth Jacob. I found a siddur situated in the little holder in front of me, stretched out my legs to gage whether legroom was ample and gazed around and…

Kiddush Food Guide

Kiddush is one of my favorite Jewish specific events, and it doesn’t happen often enough. Today’s uncertain economy has brought down the quality of kiddushim to the lowest I’ve seen in years. Today’s kiddushim are nothing like that of those…

You know you’re modern orthodox if

Most people in the heimishe, yeshivish, black hat or Chassidish world don’t really know much of modern orthodoxy, many of them lump all modern orthodox people together, my friends wife thinks modern orthodox people celebrate Christmas, my cousins think they…

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…