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amother




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Post  Thu, Mar 26 2020, 6:03 pm
This is kind of random but what language does one use to ask someone which Chasidish sect they belong to? I don’t want to sound rude. Is sect even the right word? Thank you
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genius




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Mar 26 2020, 6:06 pm
Which chassidus are you a part of
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amother




Sienna
 

Post  Thu, Mar 26 2020, 6:25 pm
Who is your rebba?
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amother




Cyan
 

Post  Thu, Mar 26 2020, 6:28 pm
And don’t be surprised if they answer- none! There are a lot of us who are kind of neutral: chassidish but don’t belong to any particular group!
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amother




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Post  Thu, Mar 26 2020, 6:30 pm
amother [ Cyan ] wrote:
And don’t be surprised if they answer- none! There are a lot of us who are kind of neutral: chassidish but don’t belong to any particular group!


I didn’t know this!! Thank you so much

And thank you everyone for your responses
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amother




Floralwhite
 

Post  Thu, Mar 26 2020, 7:31 pm
Maybe you can first confirm by asking "are you chassidish?" and then go on to ask which chassidus.
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gande




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Mar 26 2020, 7:39 pm
Ask what school thier kids are in.
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Rubber Ducky




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Mar 26 2020, 7:43 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
This is kind of random but what language does one use to ask someone which Chasidish sect they belong to?

Yiddish!
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amother




Linen
 

Post  Thu, Mar 26 2020, 7:52 pm
I was sitting on a plane with three nice woman I wanted to ask them this exact question
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amother




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Post  Thu, Mar 26 2020, 7:57 pm
Rubber Ducky wrote:
Yiddish!


Rolling Laughter

Mein Yiddish is nisht azoi git!
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amother




Floralwhite
 

Post  Thu, Mar 26 2020, 8:00 pm
amother [ Linen ] wrote:
I was sitting on a plane with three nice woman I wanted to ask them this exact question


I personally would not mind someone approaching and being friendly and ending the chat with "lovely getting to know you, can I ask are you chassidish? I don't know many chassidim and really glad to get to know you, what chassidus...."
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amother




Mustard
 

Post  Thu, Mar 26 2020, 8:06 pm
What's the big deal? You can just ask "what chassidus are you" usually they'll be proud to answer.
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ruchelbuckle




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Mar 26 2020, 9:52 pm
I ask that all the time! I find that asking what school their kids go to is not necessarily helpful, because their chassidus might get not have a school in their area (or maybe they don’t have kids). But lots of times I will just ask “are you part of a certain kehilla or a neutral chassidus?” My husband, when talking to a man, will often ask “what’s your chatzer?” Literally— what’s your courtyard (ie- which chassidishe court do you belong to.”)
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Mama Bear




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Mar 26 2020, 10:31 pm
You can ask her which kehillah she belongs to.
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amother




Beige
 

Post  Thu, Mar 26 2020, 10:39 pm
This works like a charm...

Q. “Are you Breslav?”

A. No, no, no we are....
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soap suds




 
 
 
 

Post  Fri, Mar 27 2020, 12:37 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Rolling Laughter

Mein Yiddish is nisht azoi git!

Well, this one sentence is perfect!
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gamzehyaavor




 
 
 
 

Post  Fri, Mar 27 2020, 12:55 am
amother [ Beige ] wrote:
This works like a charm...

Q. “Are you Breslav?”

A. No, no, no we are....

Rolling Laughter
Well actually I had someone asked me this question (in a weird convo in camp as teens)
It went something like this
Her: װאס זענען ענק?
Me: אידן
Her- getting frustrated: יא, אבער פון װעם האלטן ענק?
Me: די אייבערשטער!

She still went further because she wanted to hear my (non existing 😂 lol) political views
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amother




Royalblue
 

Post  Fri, Mar 27 2020, 1:02 am
gamzehyaavor wrote:
Rolling Laughter
Well actually I had someone asked me this question (in a weird convo in camp as teens)
It went something like this
Her: װאס זענען ענק?
Me: אידן
Her- getting frustrated: יא, אבער פון װעם האלטן ענק?
Me: די אייבערשטער!

She still went further because she wanted to hear my (non existing 😂 lol) political views


Love this!
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amother




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Post  Fri, Mar 27 2020, 1:05 am
gamzehyaavor wrote:
Rolling Laughter
Well actually I had someone asked me this question (in a weird convo in camp as teens)
It went something like this
Her: װאס זענען ענק?
Me: אידן
Her- getting frustrated: יא, אבער פון װעם האלטן ענק?
Me: די אייבערשטער!

She still went further because she wanted to hear my (non existing 😂 lol) political views


This is brilliant!!! Honestly a really important perspective to remember.
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tante_feige




 
 
 
 

Post  Fri, Mar 27 2020, 1:17 am
amother [ Cyan ] wrote:
And don’t be surprised if they answer- none! There are a lot of us who are kind of neutral: chassidish but don’t belong to any particular group!


Sincere question: How can one be Chassidish without affiliation to a particular Chasdidus? How do you know your minhagim? Who is your Rebbe? How do you pick schools?
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