Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Basking in the Limelight, and running for cover!

I must admit, I was all wrong about Shifra. She's gallantly defended me on her latest posting, and I now see I'm being noticed all over the blog-universe.

From Ask Shifra the great (as the Renegade Rebbitzen might say, my first best friend!) to the ultra-chic Orthomom to the cool girls at Jewbiquitous; the spotlight seems to have focused on me.

But that's probably not very tzniusdik to be talked about everywhere, is it?

With the Rabbonim going after blogs, and now the Gedolim going after fashion, I wonder why they don't pull out some of their wedding albums and take a good look at the pictures.

My Bubby and Zaidey were married in a very frum wedding (and why not?) with many esteemed rabbonim and gedolim present. Some of the rebbetzins at the time even wore shorter skirts than I wear today! Some of the women there didn't completely cover their hair! (A Shanda? A Boosha!)

And yet, they weren't ostracized by the tznius police today, or shot at with bleach guns in the streets of Yerushalayim.

Don't know what to say anymore....should I just stop going to the gym, dress like a frumpter, let myself go, and lower my self esteem? Is that what they want from me?

"Kol Kevuda Bas Melech Pinima" means I should be not seen, not heard, locked away, uneducated, and objectified to males to the point that I have no mind, and I'm purely a sexual satanic creature, or piece of meat, that needs to be kept under wraps?

The distance of the position of our gedolim to that Moslem preacher is not far apart.
He said because if she had not left the meat uncovered, the cat wouldn’t have snatched it. If you get a kilo of meat, and you don’t put it in the fridge or in the pot or in the kitchen but you leave it on a plate in the backyard, and then you have a fight with the neighbour because his cats eat the meat, you’re crazy. Isn’t this true? If you take uncovered meat and put it on the street, on the pavement, in a garden, in a park, or in the backyard, without a cover and the cats eat it, then whose fault will it be, the cats, or the uncovered meat’s? The uncovered meat is the disaster. If the meat was covered the cats wouldn’t roam around it. If the meat is inside the fridge, they won’t get it. If the woman is in her boudoir, in her house and if she’s wearing the veil and if she shows modesty, disasters don’t happen.”

I don't have a hechsher on my blog, but I guess it's only a matter of time before I'm forced to wear one on my tush. (And stop staring, or the tznius police will come after me, and not you)


Anonymous said...

According to a certain thick tznius book, untzniut pictures of the gedolims families in previous generations were taken in their private garden and not meant to diseminated.

Not to worry, as artscroll has banned any such pictures from their books.

kollel mama said...

the world was a different place then.

fact checker said...

When was the last time you checked for nits

Gil said...

lol - I must say this whole thing has made me laugh a bit. Then again, I'm coming from a different viewing perch. Nice blog though!

Gil said...

weird that didn't work right...

Still Wonderin' said...

"According to a certain thick tznius book, untzniut pictures of the gedolims families in previous generations were taken in their private garden and not meant to diseminated. "

Wow. now that's convinient revisionist history....and reduces the 'private garden' pictures of the wives of gedolim to leaked Pamela Anderson vacation pictures. Jerks!

Chana said...


this blog is truly a plethora of persnickety poopyheads

and I want people to stop dragging my name through of the mud!!

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