Tag: Ultra orthodox Jews

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Hasidic Garb

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Hasidic Garb

When you think of a Hasid, you think of someone with sidelocks, black hat, and a long black coat. But did you ever realize that there are many different variations of Hasidim? They all wear different kind of hats and some wear long coats, others […]

Struggling With Infertility In A Hasidic Community

Struggling With Infertility In A Hasidic Community

As an ultra-orthodox Hasidic girl, I always knew the way my life would pan out. The ultimate goal was to establish a home, be a good wife and mother and a devout Jew. It was what the Torah commanded us and what everyone did. Growing up, we played with dolls, re-enacting what […]

9/11 thoughts on the heroes of the day

9/11 thoughts on the heroes of the day

9/11 Like everyone else, I clearly remember where I was when it happened. I was living in Israel at the time, married but no children yet. I worked full time as a cashier in a busy supermarket. I had heard about it from my husband […]

Getting Married-The Hasidic way

Getting Married-The Hasidic way

After our engagement was announced, the town was abuzz. An in-town match is always exciting and the news had spread like wildfire. Since I was still one of the first of my grade to get engaged, the excitement was high. As for me, it was surreal. […]

What I love about being ultra-orthodox Jewish

What I love about being ultra-orthodox Jewish

There are some things which make me feel really blessed to be part of the Jewish nation. I would not want to give those up so easily! The sense of Community in times of need We say that all Jews are brothers and sisters and […]

Airing our dirty laundry…here we go again.

Airing our dirty laundry…here we go again.

RANT The school I went to in my youth is featured in our local paper. And no, the news isn’t flattering, as usual. This school is an orthodox Jewish school. They demanded of the parents to adhere to the basic minimum of modesty rules as […]

The Hasidic way of dating and marriage

The Hasidic way of dating and marriage

As Valentine’s day approaches, I was thinking it’s a good time to tell you how my shidduch (a date or match, often leading to marriage. The matching up of a man and a woman for purposes of marriage) went. In the non-Jewish world, ours is […]