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Old 03-30-2014, 11:09 AM
 
Location: OC/LA
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What does the importance of the person need to do with it?


B"H the things you state.
What's a chosuv. And what's B''H mean? Baruch adonai?
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Have to do with what? I'm not following your concern. I was answering Usario. I don't think that post had anything to do with your opinions on things.
You do not have the right to tell me what I can or cannot make a statement about!!!

BTW if you are going to use a word choshuv, either use it correctly in Hebew as chasuv or correctly in Yiddish as choshev and not make up your own version of it. It would probably be better if you used ENGLISH as the word directly translates to either important or high status. This may be a Yiddish related thread, but this forum is NOT Yiddishism.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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And what's B''H mean? Baruch adonai?
Yes. Except adonai is used for formal use (like in prayer). hashem is for informal use. Basically means "for g_ds sake", but I didn' feel like typing "oy miyn got" which is Yiddish.


As a side note most religious people write it in the top right corner if the they are writing a document. It's a bit difficult to do with a computer screen so I have a p-touched one up there.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:02 PM
 
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I think the reason many ashkenazi Jews spoke Yiddish is because Hebrew was considered lashon Hera and to make sure hebrew was not profained and used for everyday conversation.

My dads family was from Romania but I think a mixture of sephardi and ashkenazi. Supposedly none spoke Yiddish but spoke Romanian and later learned Yiddish in the us to read newspapers, my dad and grandpa didn't speak Yiddish but one time I went to my uncles house I think for Purim and one of the relatives on my aunts (no relation to me) complained that I didn't speak Yiddish and only English, I felt irritated as I don't consider Yiddish our language but Hebrew.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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I think the reason many ashkenazi Jews spoke Yiddish is because Hebrew was considered lashon Hera and to make sure hebrew was not profained and used for everyday conversation.
This link may explain Hebrew:

Revival of the Hebrew language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX2rm-jLLFY
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:44 AM
 
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Is yiddish still a living language today in some parts of the US or Europe? I mean not just taught by older generations to their kids but used as an everyday language in a community with chatting, writing, newspapers etc.
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:32 PM
 
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Is yiddish still a living language today in some parts of the US or Europe? I mean not just taught by older generations to their kids but used as an everyday language in a community with chatting, writing, newspapers etc.
Only in areas with Ultra Orthodox Jews. But now it's changed to Yeshivish (Yiddish slang). So for those of us who are fluent in Yiddish, Yeshivish requires a little more listening to comprehend it.
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Old 08-09-2015, 05:09 AM
 
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Exactly what Hashem and Chazal asks of us Jews. We are not meant to assimilate with the goyim. There's lots of room in the tent with those who guard the Torah. Come join us.
1) The issurim (prohibitions) in regards to relations between Jews and non-jews are only marriage, yayin nesech- the prohbition of drinking wine that is served or come in contact with a non-jews and also [i]Bishul Akum - the cooking of non jews. Not social relations in general
2) Why are you conversing in English- which was created by non-jews if that is the case?
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:18 AM
 
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There are other ways we are not meant to assimilate, not just marriage, and it is with the intent to "build a fence around the Torah" so that we do not lose the Torah. For instance when we guard what we eat, what we say, what we hear, what we look at, how we dress, how we structure our time, our day, our priorities... all those are all ways that we are meant to do things differently. So that we keep Torah and keep being Jews. It is meant to ensure our closeness to Hashem and assure our survival as Jews. Having lived most of my life in the secular world, I find this very welcome, sensible, and refreshing.
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