I was born and raised in a NY Hasidic community, completely isolated from Secular society. AMA
As the title says, I was born and raised in the Hasidic community. For those of you that are unfamiliar what Hasidim are, the Hasidic community is a very religious and traditional community, with a lot of strict rules and customs. There’s a very big focus on staying isolated and not letting in any outside secular influences, which in result creates a very tight nit and family oriented community. Almost everything in our lifestyle is completely different from regular society. From the biggest thing in life, like family, marriage, education, language etc, to the most little ones like, which shirt you’re allowed to wear, or which number blade you’re allowed to cut your hair. There’s so much interesting experiences and observations that I can write about. It probably requires a whole book. But I’ll leave it up for your questions!
Thanks for reading!
Ps. I’m not in the position to put my face in public so the IAmA mods have verified my authenticity confidentiality.
Edit 1: I thought I might get some questions but I wasn’t expecting sooo much so fast. I really thank you for your interest and asking questions! English is not my first language and I’ve never formally learned to write English well. It takes me long to respond, but I’ll try to answer every question slowly. I’ll be back in a hour or two.
Edit 2: I was out for a while and just checked back in, I’m speechless. I really do appreciate each and everyone that responds, I really want to answer every single comment. (I’m usually on the other end where I wait for the OP to respond) I feel like I want to grab a mic and scream shhhh, I’ll get to you all, just one at a time. But as of now I don’t see a mic button on the app.
It seems that if I answer the top question that already have hundreds of sub comments, my answer gets buried on the bottom. I think I’ll try for now to answer the newer ones and see how that works. Thank you guys!
Edit 3: I’m still trying to answer your questions and I will try to continue in the next few days.
There has been a few people that had some interesting ideas and some even mentioned that they would want to meet. I don’t know if that can happen so fast but I would like stay in touch. I’m having a hard time finding a lot of people between thousands of messages. I figured I will create an email account and maybe it will be easier to manage. [email protected]
Hope this doesn’t violate any rules, if it does I will take it down.
Thanks you guys again!