Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Greener Grass.

Hey everyone! The computer is finally back, all fixed. Ventilator blowing, and the hard disk is running smoothly. The past two weeks where fine on this side of the world - the sun is bright and the grass is green. Hope all is fine and well on your side.

The Gay Parade. How much fun - Not. As I'm sure you all remember, those lovely faggets ran round town all proud and parading. Their crown of glory, their sole pride - their low and perverted sickness. Disgusting. Oh well, cest la vie. I wasn't planning on being anywhere close to the neighbourhood during their ShameParade.

Don't ask how and why, yet I still ended up in kikar tsion. There was a nice protest, we all got to fight with the cops. Yelling, booh'ing and screaming. It was fun. Once all the action calmed down and the extasy started cooling off, I was walking down Ben Yehuda - going back to yeshiva. There was a whole kipke feverly debating and arguing. So, naturally, Yingele joins the battle.
There wasn't much arguing really; everyone agreed. The fags can go ahead and parade. They can run around in ridiculous bikinis, holding hands and dressing up like pethetic kallas. Whatever they want they can do, no-one really gives two hoots. But in their backyard - not here.

In between all the shmoozing, one of the chiloinim pats me on my back and tells the crew loud and proud "You all see? I wish my kids would get the same education as these kids! Look at them! They don't get up to the things my kids get up to".

"Achi! Mah Pitom!? The entire hookers industry live off Bnei Brak Datiyim! And murderers. Murderers they are. You know how many people get stabbed in Meah Shearim every year?" came the reply.

Bang! I felt a stone brick hit my head. I woke up! He woke me up. His idiotic and silly reasoning opened my tired eyes. It was him against me - now my mind opened up. Just a little. Our Frum world has problems. Problems I say? I mean some serious major issues. Every community, every chassidus and every moised has it's pekelech. We have divorces, cheaters, crooks and filthy cheap politics. No-one claims that the so-called 'frum' world is free of any tribulations. But let it not corrupt us. The others aren't any better. What the Goyim have - we don't. They have much more corruption, much more politics and much more filth than us, the Goy Kodoish. Just open any newspaper and see for yourself. We don't have any master bombers, our kids don't sleep with their teachers and our sons don't knife each other.

Sometimes it really feels like all the prostitution is indeed in Bnei Brak. We hear all the gossip and politics - we get disgusted. Disgusted and ashamed. Nevertheless, let's not forget; the grass on the other side isn't greener. How colourless our lawn is - their's are much worse.


  • welcome back!

    By Blogger Karl, at Wednesday, July 13, 2005 3:23:00 PM  

  • I'm pleased you wrote down what you did. With the exception of getting into a fight part.
    At the risk of sounding hopelessly cliché, violent behavior leads to absolutely no good.

    The Chareidi and modern orthodox have endured so much disapproval and criticism recently.
    But the rotten apples that unfortunately exist shouldn't be awarded victory by letting them be the stick by which the community is measured as a whole.
    I always try to point out the countless people performing chessed activities and get nothing in return.
    No kavod ,no acknowledgment and certainly no money. Let them act as the faces of the Jewish communities.

    By Blogger Pragmatician, at Wednesday, July 13, 2005 3:57:00 PM  

  • welcome back
    every time i thought about walking away and starting a fresh the only thing that made me stay was " our world is not perfect but the other side is a disater" we have a lot to be proud of and greatful for.

    By Blogger ghetto, at Wednesday, July 13, 2005 4:46:00 PM  

  • weclome back ying

    By Blogger Chaim, at Wednesday, July 13, 2005 4:56:00 PM  

  • welcome back!

    By Blogger EN, at Wednesday, July 13, 2005 5:33:00 PM  

  • very nice post. You are very right, whenever I get disgusted I always like to see how the other half lives. No comparison..

    By Blogger Semgirl, at Wednesday, July 13, 2005 11:08:00 PM  

  • Welcome back!!

    By Blogger Margaritagirrl, at Thursday, July 14, 2005 1:17:00 AM  

  • Welcome back!

    With your new resolution that the Grass is EVEN browner on the other side... that shouldn't make us feel better about the society we live in.

    Our grass is brown, and I'd love for it to be green. So we should work on it so it becomes greener, instead of taking solace that there is grass that is browner.

    By Blogger Shevy, at Thursday, July 14, 2005 1:26:00 AM  

  • Do you really think you're different from other people just because you're Jewish?

    By Blogger Queenie, at Thursday, July 14, 2005 5:20:00 AM  

  • yingele,

    good to have you back!

    My husband sometimes has to go to clients' homes to pickup his payments, and a few times, he came home thanking me from the bottom of his heart that I keep such a clean house... sometimes it takes a kick in the pants (or a stone brick in the head) to see that you had the goods all along - and start to appreciate it for what it is really worth.


    I disagree with you. Yes, we are a "goy kodosh" - we are special and different. No matter how low or far a Jew goes, he is always welcomed back into g-d's arms should he decide to turn back.

    By Blogger chayala, at Thursday, July 14, 2005 6:00:00 AM  

  • Glad to see that your back, ying!

    By Blogger Cosmic X, at Thursday, July 14, 2005 1:46:00 PM  

  • Thank you Karl for your nice Urgent Late Breaking News Explosive Welcome Back!

    Indeed, fighting is never good; someone always gets hurt. I wasn't violent, mind you!

    Exactly. Shevy, it's not to exempt us from working on ourselves - it's just to encourage us not to leave our path. Our path is bad, but the other one is rotten.

    By Blogger yingele, at Thursday, July 14, 2005 3:08:00 PM  

  • L-o-R, En, MGirl, Cosmicx and the rest,
    Thank you all, it's wonderful being back.

    That trick did me wonders. It saved me.

    No. I know I am different from them. And so are you, dear Queenie. We aren't the Chosen People for no reason.

    By Blogger yingele, at Thursday, July 14, 2005 3:12:00 PM  

  • you should put some ice on your keppe where the brick hit you. good to see you are ok.

    By Blogger thekvetcher, at Thursday, July 14, 2005 3:29:00 PM  

  • I have trouble relating to all the "greener grass" blogging I see. Am I the only one who is in love with my wife, happy with my religious experience, and not disgusted by my community?
    I am not saying this to brag, there have been times in my life that some or none of the above statements were true. However, when those times were tough, I took the steps to fix the problems.

    I have a radical idea.

    If you are not happy in your marriage--->go to therapy--->can you ACCEPT all the things about your spouse that irks you? If yes great, if not either be miserable or try again with someone else. (Gerushin, not cheating- THERE ARE NO EXCUSES FOR CHEATING)

    If there are problems with your religious experience...--->NEWSFLAH- you are normal. Everyone should have challenges in their quest to grow. There is a rule in nature that "stress causes stonger gowth" (in Medicine it is known as Wolf's Law) If a person's emunah isn't challenged then it isn't growing. I am not advocating giving up, fakert, it is a challenge to grow, experiment with seeing the world diferently, read a diferent perush on the sedra etc, talk to a friend, a rov..

    The last issue is the easiest, if you don't like your community then move. We happen to live in a lovely community where everyone says "good shabbos" as we pass on the street. Our shul attracts people from all walks of life (chassidish, litvish, MO, gerim, mixed marriges) My wife and I love this, others would hate a community with this diversity. There are always choices. Complaining doesn't fix the problem actions do.

    (On a side note, if someone would like to spend shabbos in such a community, let me know.)

    Yingele- good luck with your challenges. Did you ever think what you would do if your son CH"V told you he was gay?

    By Blogger Daniel, at Sunday, July 17, 2005 8:24:00 PM  

  • Hi, iv been missing your posts, loke the others said nice to have you back.

    By Blogger Joe, at Tuesday, July 19, 2005 5:23:00 PM  

  • do u have a response?

    By Blogger Daniel, at Wednesday, July 20, 2005 11:37:00 PM  

  • ying just wen im about to take you seriously u pop up with ur homophobic attitude.ur just afraid of what you dont see as a 'regular'.news flash,u and the goyeim r the same,with the exception that your parents and you are born jewish.u both have bones and flesh and are part of a human race arent you?


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thursday, July 21, 2005 4:14:00 AM  

  • Joe, thank you. It's nice being back.

    D and Ch. What would you do if your son came up to you and told you he was gay?

    By Blogger yingele, at Friday, July 22, 2005 6:59:00 PM  

  • A BIG BIG welcome back, and happy to see you are enjoying the action, how sad for all the fri gays who to get there kick have to shlep out to the streets, we have created a way better solution for our gays; pop in to the local mikvh!!!!

    By Blogger LostSpirit, at Sunday, July 24, 2005 4:36:00 AM  

  • Lost - LOL! Thanks, it's nice being back. Hope you're having an easy fast.

    By Blogger yingele, at Sunday, July 24, 2005 12:16:00 PM  

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