Tag: shabbos

Do Shinuis really work?

I was one time sitting in someone’s house who forgot to set the Shabbos timer for the air conditioner. Being that they were marginally Modern Orthodox (they were more Flexidox than anything) the woman of the house suddenly got the…

Are you a kiddush hoverer?

Once in a while I ask for post ideas on Facebook and someone actually has a good idea, rarely does this happen, it’s almost as if asking for ideas reinforces the belief that I actually have good ideas to write…

Eruv deemed offensive

Recent attempts to place an eruv in a small town in Tennessee have backfired as residents both Jewish and non-Jewish come out in full force against the project. Many orthodox Jews believe that carrying on the sabbath is considered work…

Good shabbos

Only because this is still one of my favorite Jewish you tube videos of all time, especially because they mixed hava nagillah Judaism and Judaism together.

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…

Parshas Emor devar torah

By Natanel Gertner Speak to the Children of Israel and tell them these are the Festivals that they shall keep holy (23:2) – [For] six days, work may be performed, but on the seventh day, it is a complete rest…

Challah Cutting Rant

I grew up with the full slice. My father never even thought about size or order when he cut and distributed challah in our home. He used to cut these huge bricks off of a yellow Zomicks challah. Others may…

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…

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…