On Satmar Lawrence College

 Posted by on June 13, 2012
Jun 132012
A Hasidic woman scolds girls at Sarag Lawrence College about wearing long hair

Satmar Lawrence College

(Guest commentary by my gifted dear friend Frimet Goldberger:)

On Students of Satmar and Sarah Lawrence College

All Puns Intended

The peach walls around my living room appear as a timeline; the timeline of my marriage, that is. It begins with the 16×20 wedding photo of my gekrazelte peyos husband and I

Frieda Vizel

Frieda Vizel left the Hasidic community, the Modern Orthodox community and the Formerly Orthodox (OTD) community. She now lives in Pomona and is actively looking for a new community to leave. She deals with the perplexities of the communities she left by drawing cartoons about them, a habit that gets her into an excellent amount of trouble.

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  2. Frimet; there’s a saying that goes something like ” What a shame that youth is wasted on the young”. Not in your case. Not in the case of your husband(s), for what you’ve accomplished -beyond the budget busting mahogany buffet- is spectacular!

    Your story is truly riveting.
    Riveting because its so uniquely ordinary.
    Uniquely ordinary because where your’e from,
    that buffet -having that expensive mahogany buffet-
    irrespective of how it was obtained- is somehow
    translated into “i’ve arrived”.
    No matter that it wasn’t earned.
    No contradictory feelings of;
    “OMG, here I am with zero knowledge -never mind a degree- zero means of
    sustainable income.. and yet somehow enjoy the nurturing encouragement of
    family, friends and community telling me that I’m IT…..”

    “IT” for owning a stinkin’ piece o’ furniture.
    “IT” for having…. Money car fancy house
    designer clothing etc etc….

    Yes Ms. Goldberger you are.

  3. Comment again. Let’s see, I said really interesting, great post. Perseverence rules! And yet, SLC cannot fail to evoke Salt Lake City for me.

  4. Wow, S, talk about setting an example for perseverance!

  5. You said that to the mirror, right?

  6. Yay! I thought there is only one family! I’m so happy to see that there’s already 2 families!! how long will it take to see a 3’d family who has made it out together as a whole…?

  7. It is so sad how bitter you are!

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