Monday, December 03, 2007

Am I Chareidi?

The anonymous Avodah/Areivim member who posted here is correct. Most Chareidim would not consider me Chareidi. But I suspect that most Yeshivishe people would consider me Yeshivish (which is the term I prefer). Remember, a label is not a definition – it is an identifier. Someone could be correctly identified as Chassidish and still enjoy peeking at Nechama Leibowitz's Seforim every Shabbos, and someone could be correctly identified as Religious Zionist and live in Schenectady.

7 Comments:

Blogger Moshe Y. Gluck said...

Someone sent me this pertinent link: http://hirhurim.blogspot.com/2005/01/charedi-top-ten_19.html

3/12/07 10:53 PM  
Blogger defen said...

Is charedism a state of mind or a state of being?

4/12/07 12:16 PM  
Blogger polar said...

you use a correct word when you say a chassidish guy would 'peek' at a nechama leibowitz sefer but i do not think he will take it out in the middle of shul to read or quote her in a public forum. many a jew has become a personna non grata for much less.

9/12/07 8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is more chazon ish coming??

18/12/07 6:47 PM  
Blogger Moshe Y. Gluck said...

I hope so! Right now I'm snowed under by work and deadlines. I'd like to do more as soon as I can.

18/12/07 7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

moshe when you get to 1:8 i can help - i have 1:8 through 2:7 loosely translated.

cheers

27/1/08 10:23 PM  
Blogger Moshe Y. Gluck said...

Thanks.

28/1/08 8:34 PM  

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