Sunday, May 21, 2006

RWMO/LWMO//WH/UWS

“The Mt. Sinai 'scene' is just like the O.Z. 'scene' — except with higher necklines, lower hemlines, and darker suits!”

(overheard in upper manhattan)

15 Comments:

Blogger Knitter of shiny things said...

I've never been to OZ, but I spent last summer at the heights at Mt. Sinai... But yeah. Frummy meat market. What fun!

Does OZ have a similar setup where the men and women face eachother like they do at Mt. Sinai? I always found it to be distracting.

5/21/2006 1:44 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Naaa, OZ has an oldschool balcony setup. If you like The Mountain Of God's architecture, though, check out the Kingsway shul in Brooklyn. Same design, but much larger (makes it look a bit absurd, in my personal opinion).

5/21/2006 2:59 PM  
Blogger Knitter of shiny things said...

I prefer balcony. Or just a curtain running through the middle, like Yikar or Penn's sketchy mechitza (in the new Hillel building. Oh so sketch! "Our Mechitza is more transparent than Shira Chadasha's"~Meir Coisol, our former co-chair.) Mt. Sinai always gave me the feeling that I was being checked out or something. I would always have to look down into my prayerbook....

5/21/2006 4:22 PM  
Blogger BZ said...

Is OZ really considered "LW"?

5/22/2006 1:20 AM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

BZ:

I don't think it is, but the UWS in general is considered that way, at least in relation to WH. When i was trying to figure out where to move, one of my friends in WH said something along the lines of "move here, don't move to the UWS — people, y'know, aren't so frum down there." «snort».

5/22/2006 7:40 AM  
Anonymous brother nadav said...

Did you punch this "friend" who referred to other Jews & human beings so dimissively?

5/22/2006 9:53 AM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Brother:

no, because i was talking to them over the phone.

For those who are unclear what Nadav was referring to, he was talking about the friend who called UWS people "not so frum", not the person who said the quote in the body of the post.

5/22/2006 10:32 AM  
Blogger tikkunger said...

huh?

5/22/2006 10:03 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Tikkunger:

it's a New York City thing

5/22/2006 10:07 PM  
Blogger Amishav said...

Gosh- as I really also have NO idea what is going on in this thread, I'll just wish you a happy end of the school year. Countin' down the days Steg?

5/23/2006 11:42 PM  
Blogger Lipman said...

OZ vs. Mt. Sinai:

I had the same impression, and I haven't been at either, at least during the last ten years. What does that mean? It means those bloggers who write about them passim are obviously good observers and writers. (Took me a while to understand that Mt Sinai isn't a casual ad-hoc hospital minyen back then, BTW.)

5/24/2006 6:23 AM  
Blogger Minor Fast Days said...

OZ is is fleishig market and a chillul Hashem when the singles spill out onto 95th street and block traffic. But, if you feel like getting laid in a hurry go to OZ.

OZ is EZ

5/24/2006 7:29 PM  
Blogger Shifra said...

Boy I'm out of it I thought the person was comparing OZ to the actual scene at matan torah!

Well it is almost shavous, and the hemlines were probably longer (but lighter not darker.)

5/24/2006 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mt sinai is a an awful shul

people go there just to hook up

6/29/2006 12:45 AM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

anonymous:

ha ha you don't know what you're talking about

6/29/2006 7:02 AM  

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