Saturday, November 05, 2005

Boro Park and Gerrer Chassidim

I have just returned from a awe-inspiring Shabbos in Boro Park. I stayed by a Gerrer Chasid who I met while taking classes at COPE. He is an amazing person with excellent character traits and a great sense of humor. I admire him tremendously. He is currently in college and going for his CPA. He has cute kids and has a nice family. I aspire to be like him. Davening in the Gerrer shteble, one sees a world with educated people in both Torah and worldly matters. They are doctors, lawyers, accountants and business people. The community is friendly and open. They have beautiful minhagim and songs. It is inspiring to experience a shabbos there. The quality of life that the chasidim have is above and beyond what you see portrayed on television and read in books depicting the non religious/secular world. Most of the secular world is plagued by disfunctional families and boredom. They walk around aimlessly with no purpose to life. These people walk around with every minute of their lives accounted for. They value family and good deeds. They are educated in every science and art. Their wives are pretty. Their children are cute. What more can a person want out of life? Although I don't believe I will become a Gerrer Chasid, I am happy I have been privileged and have seen a peek into their world and experienced a taste of a Gerrer Shabbos.

6 Comments:

Blogger Frum Singles said...

didnt you say you are in bklyn college?

10:10 PM  
Blogger Semgirl said...

Not to mention that many Gerrer ladies are tough/no-nonsense types. A refreshing change from the meek little ladies in many other frum circles.

1:37 AM  
Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...

The gerer shteible on 13th? I know why you like that one they are kind to strangers and no one talks. I used to go there, my landlady at the time was gerer and I adopted her and her husband as grandparents but, as a guy, don't you have to follow your father? Also I saw you write toras Rabbi Rosmarine is the sofer there maybe you should get in tough with him if you want to write...

10:36 PM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

Most of my Chassidic friends are Gerres.

10:46 AM  
Blogger gerrert said...

Gerrer Chassidim are truly wonderfull, however it would be very tough for you to become a gerrer chassid, as they only have marital relations twice a month and no other physical contact with their spouse is allowed

10:14 AM  
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