Post # 1
I work in an area that borders a town with mostly hasdic or orthodox jews. I find it so fascinating (I hope that doesn’t offend anyone) I have just always had a thing for learning about other cultures.
I also work with a Jahovah, and grew up across the street from a family of Jahovahs…this also interests me!
I always wanted to know more about Hasdics..and their way of life, I know what they believe, but I’d like to know about how they feel when they see non-jews in regular clothing on hot days, and things of that nature.
Are there any Hasidics on this site? I’d love to know more and would certainly not stop someone on the street and ask them! 🙂
Post # 3
psssst. It’s Jehovah and Hasidic. 😉
I have nothing else to offer, I’m sorry. But I will come back to enjoy this thread!
Post # 4
@WillyNilly: Haa I typoed on the hasidic multi times, but I didn’t realize I spelled Jehovah Witness wrong! Woops! My mistake!!!
Post # 5
I’m not sure if Hasids would come on weddingbee–they’re like a stricter branch of Orthodox–some of my coworkers at my last job were Orthodox Jews….offhand I can tell you that they can’t use electricity on the Sabbath which is Saturday…
Hasids dress the way that all eastern european jews used to dress back in the day–like around the mid 1800’s to pre WWII
The women cover their hair with either a scarf or a wig
Idk maybe it would be better if you wiki searched on your own because you are unlikely to encounter Hasidics on weddingbee and most people are like me, have encountered bits and pieces of info over time but don’t really have the full picture
Jehovah’s I’m not sure—again, bits and pieces. No birthdays or halloween–they don’t believe in blood transfusions apparently
Post # 6
I grew up as a Jehovah’s witness. Feel free to ask me anything you want to.
Post # 7
Are you kidding? I just misspelled zombie in another thread. I mean, ORLY?? lol
Post # 8
@sylvia.riggle: I figured as much as well sylvia!! Even if someone knew someone who was that’s enough for me.
The things you mentioned I already knew…it’s kind of the more detailed things i’m curious about! There are the most gorgeous girls in this area who are dress heavily and don’t have wigs or covered hair yet (unmarried) and some, I see with multiple small kids, as if it is custom to have a lot of babies! They also are with men with huge beards, top hats, fluffy hats which I at one time knew the proper name, and could look it up but am lazy..
I mean it’s the same I guess as us, we grow up a certain way so we are acustom to these traditions, but I have heard of some people leaving their faith because they favored being “free”.
Post # 9
@BellaDee: Sorry I should have specified it’s the married women who cover their hair
well i know this much from speaking to Orthodox Jews. In their religion they believe that by following the traditions you are surrendering over your life to god. By giving up control and submitting to god they believe they are freeing themselves. It’s a way of incorporating your spirituality into your every day life if you will. For many, it isn’t that they believe that god will strike them down if they drive on the Sabbath or mix meat and dairy, but that by going out of their way to observe they are making sure that their faith is part of their day to day life. It is not something that they only observe at their house of worship and then go on with their normal lives like everyone else. It also gives them a cultural identity and makes their community more close knit.
There are 613 laws in the Torah that they follow, impossible for them to be listed here.
Idk if I would say that I can fully understand because I’m an atheist–but some of the Orthodox jews that I worked with were agnostic and said it didn’t interfere-even though they didn’t know if there was a god, they said they felt that following thes rules gave their lives purpose
Post # 10
I also grew up as a Jehovah’s witness. Feel free to ask away 🙂