Tag: yeshiva

Bet you do better in a hat

Forgive me, but I have completely forgotten who sent me this wonderful older advertisement to entice folks into wearing hats, they should totally make a frum one of these. They can show a bunch of Lakewood guys hanging out in…

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…

Yeshiva Memories: The Girls

It’s Tu B’Av, so I figured I would write something about girls. In my second year of high school an amazing thing happened, Rochester got its very own girl’s school and us yeshiva boys were ecstatic. We couldn’t believe our…

Reject Yeshiva Memories

I was thrown out of the dorm in my last year of yeshiva for selling a stack of maxim magazines to this kid we nicknamed freezer boy after this incident. He was hiding his magazines in the freezer, and one…

Yeshiva dinner thoughts

After three phones calls from a former rebbe asking me to attend my yeshiva dinner, I decided to go. I was in New York for a wedding that weekend, and figured I should at least make an appearance and decide…

Will learn for free food

Its Carlos and Gabbys night at the yeshiva, this usually means high attendance, the people who run the place aren’t stupid. If you want to get some punk ass 15 year old priority one kid in the door on a…

Out of town restaurant politics

I have lived and stayed in enough Jewish communities to understand that many places don’t have a kosher restaurant simply because of community politics. Community politics can get in the way of many things, but restaurants are usually a huge…