Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Breaking My Promise

I once again realized that I am my own worst enemy.

Since my promise to post about ‘Heimish women fulfilling their potential’, I haven’t posted anything. The fact that I have so little spare time wouldn’t have affected my blogging if I could just write about my random thoughts of the day. But if I am obligated to blog about a topic that would require writing an actual article - I would need to get into it and verify facts… so of course I find myself procrastinating - - and ultimately staying offline.

My day job – which happens not to pay much, requires writing so many well researched articles that I will avoid writing anything obligatory at all costs. I’ve got a project that needs completing, and the self-imposed deadline, is understandably continuously being postponed… Perhaps when this project is completed – hopefully by the end of the month – I will devote my time and give y’all what I promised. Until then – I’ll take the liberty to blog whenever I get the itch to share a thought.

And wouldn’t you guess - at the moment I’m blank.

Hey, I’m entitled. I’ve already attended three weddings this week, and we’re only on Monday! Monroe, B.P. and Williamsburg. If I wasn’t so exhausted, I would find material right here…


At January 17, 2006 5:47 AM, Blogger exsemgirl said...

Waiting with baited breath....lol!

At January 17, 2006 7:48 AM, Blogger Semgirl said...

Hello Mrs. Sheitls

Thought you went on a nice vacation a few weeks ago, Well get some rest, you deserve it.

Were all these weddings family? Did you absolutely have to attend. If you can't , you can't. Your health comes first..

At January 17, 2006 1:38 PM, Blogger jewishbifemme said...

hey i cant wait!

At January 18, 2006 11:07 AM, Blogger Truth Seeker said...

Check this out its about our beloved williamsburg.


At January 21, 2006 6:16 PM, Blogger RoZ said...

Trued seeker, there were some discrepancies in that video. First of all, they were talking about Satmars. Most of the shote were taken in Crown Heights where Lubavitchers live. Secondly, I think the author mixed up the book "Mystics, Maverics & Merrymakers" with "Unchosen"

At January 21, 2006 6:17 PM, Blogger RoZ said...

i meant shots

At January 22, 2006 12:23 PM, Blogger Truth Seeker said...

Yeah I notice it was shot mostly in Crown Heights while they were talking about Williamsburg.

It was funny when he said that he has about 15 ppl sleeping in his house and she said I don’t see anybody here, he said they didn’t manna be on TV lol

Still interesting clip

At January 23, 2006 11:58 AM, Blogger Mir said...

trued seeker, I also thought the same thing when I saw the video! I wonder if he really helps people like he said, or if he just has a bunch of teenagers hang out and smoke in his apartment. There were absolutely no signs that several people have been living in that small apartment!

At January 23, 2006 3:05 PM, Blogger Truth Seeker said...

Mir, He looks like a drug addict to me, so I don’t know what he is doing with this people he is trying to help.

It's a pity, I know people who remember him from yashiva, he was a very smart kid.

At January 23, 2006 9:26 PM, Blogger Hoezentragerin said...

I actually spoke to someone who knows him personally.
He is supposed to be a genius and Talmud chochom, and yes, his home is an oasis of sorts for many lost teens.

At January 23, 2006 11:54 PM, Blogger Imfullofit said...

My friend worked with the girl on the show who used to be frum. It is such a pity. Is it that she was a deep thinker that didnt have answers, or she just didnt like the frum way of life, or something was not right at home...? I always try to figure that one out.

At January 24, 2006 1:55 PM, Blogger stillchoosing said...


I don't know who you spoke to (or maybe I do), about that so called genius and Talmud Chochem, but since I have known Hershy since childhood I can assure you that he is neither. Oh, he most certainly has a good head and is quite the charmer - but that's about it.

The truth is that I don't really care what people think about him. What
bothers me though is that we - the Chassidic community as a whole, and Williamsburg in particular, have lately been given a lot of media attention and there has been focus on some problems that indeed exist and need to be dealt with. But to use this misfit as an example is a total joke.
There are others too in the community that are struggling with issues and are having a hard time dealing with day-to-day life in their search for something more meaningful than what there rabbis in cheider had to offer. Yet they don't abandon their families like this so-called genius - in search for what is cheap and available in the back land of Thailand. Instead they still go on supporting their families and providing them with the love and care only a father can give. So for this deadbeat druggie to become the role model for those in need of help is an outrage!

And about that oasis you are talking about, mark my words - it will not be the Rabbonim that will be shutting it down, but rather the government.

At January 24, 2006 2:35 PM, Blogger Hoezentragerin said...

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At January 24, 2006 2:36 PM, Blogger Hoezentragerin said...

S C (what)?
Look, you obviously know Hershy way better than I do.
I still feel though that his interview, intentionally or perhaps unintentionally, actually made a kidish hashem.
If he left yidishkeit but is torah observant today, as he claims to be, that is all that really matters at this point.
See, you might feel more comfortable with the bucher who still wears the full livush but is secretly mechalel shabos.
I rather he wears a ponytail and eats kosher.

And btw, since you know Hershy so well, perhaps you can enlighten me as to why his father left Satmar and became a Vishnize chosid instead.

At January 24, 2006 2:50 PM, Blogger Totally Content said...

Ho -
You said: See, you might feel more comfortable with the bucher who still wears the full livush but is secretly mechalel shabos.
I rather he wears a ponytail and eats kosher.

I couldn't agree with you more. There is nothing more repulsive than a fraud. I just felt this burning need to reiterate this point.

At January 24, 2006 3:06 PM, Blogger Hoezentragerin said...

You, Shietel are actually agreeing with me?
Do we blame this on yesterday's weather or on Cliff's assumptions?;)

At January 24, 2006 3:16 PM, Blogger Totally Content said...

Ho -
Let me just say that it was refreshing to find something redeeming in your words...

And more than that, it was liberating to merely have to agree about the repulsiveness of a certain character trait - without personally having to state my disapproval to anyone in particular.

At January 24, 2006 3:17 PM, Blogger stillchoosing said...

"S C (what)?" between Vishnits and Satmer

"See, you might feel more comfortable with the bucher who still wears the full livush but is secretly mechalel shabos"

I have no idea where you got this from.

"I rather he wears a ponytail and eats kosher".

You are either, way to naive are just plain stupid if you believe that he is now a shomer torah mitzvahs.

"And btw, since you know Hershy so well, perhaps you can enlighten me as to why his father left Satmar and became a Vishnize chosid instead".

Because we all know that Vishnitz is the more enlighten Chasidus LOL

At January 24, 2006 4:16 PM, Blogger InterestedJew said...

my understanding was that heshy was *persuaded* not to have contact with his children, not that this was his choice. and don't tell me that he had a choice because he could have stayed in the community. unless they are abusive or neglectful parents, those who leave should have the right to see and spend time with their own children. to not allow this is simply inhuman.

At January 26, 2006 10:00 AM, Blogger lovchaswill said...

he said he is eating kosher & non kosher was so proud with it whats so good with this thing of eating nonkosher food

At January 26, 2006 5:14 PM, Blogger Truth Seeker said...

lovechaswill, Try it out ones, maybe you'l understand what's so good with it lol

At February 03, 2006 10:01 AM, Blogger anonymous said...

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