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Yeshivish, the Language

I wonder how many people are able to understand the language spoken by some of the Magidei Shiur.


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If the right wing wants to more fully participate in the English speaking Jewish world beyond the four walls of the Beis HaMedrash by being on the internet, I think the Roshei Yeshiva ought to require the serious study of the English language. If they don’t do that, they will further isolate themselves into becoming a sect with a language of their own which will be incomprehensible to anyone but themselves.

Of course in the ideal, they should be taking all secular subjects seriously. But I suppose that would be asking too much in a climate of preferred isolation from the rest of the world. But at the very least they should be able to communicate without sounding illiterate. Although there are quite a few right wing writers who can communicate very well (such as Yale educated Jonathan Rosenblum, Yeshiva University educated Rabbi Chaim D. Keller, and Ner Israel educated Rabbi Avi Shafran to name a few) I’m not sure what the future holds. Will the Yeshiva world of the right be able to communicate with the rest of Orthodoxy? Only time will tell.

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About the Author: Harry Maryles runs the blog "Emes Ve-Emunah" which focuses on current events and issues that effect the Jewish world in general and Orthodoxy in particular. It discuses Hashkafa and news events of the day - from a Centrist perspctive and a philosphy of Torah U'Mada. He can be reached at hmaryles@yahoo.com.

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