Archive for the ‘College’ Category

Lag B’Omer

May 12, 2009

Yayyy Lag B’Omer. While the streets of every major city, and every town in Israel, may be full of bonfires and music…

here at college we are studying for finals. No Lag B’Omer celebrations here ūüė•

I was really excited about Lag B’Omer because I am the type of person that can’t walk to the car without my iPod. I realize this isn’t a good thing. That’s not to mention that a nice BT girl in Monsey told me that iPods aren’t tznius. Nothing seems to be really tznius especially when in college.¬†

My friends and I threw a dance party with 3 attendees. Because know one else kept the sefira, nobody was as excited about finally hearing real music as we were. They have to study after all. 

Isn’t this exciting? Come on! Now we can listen to Shwekey ¬†and Yeshiva Boys Choir instead of just Six13 and A.k.a.pella! Oh, the excitement!
Ok. Maybe we listen to other music every once in a while. But Ma Ma Ma was definitely one of the first songs we heard.

-Tsivia

Where Two Worlds Meet

May 5, 2009

We drove home from Monsey this week after Shabbos and Malava Malka and it wasn’t until around 1:30 AM that we were near our school. There were three of us in the car, and we were feeling inspire from a great Shabbos and the Jewish acapella we were listening to (sefira!).¬†

As we got near the school we see the people in the car next to us waving frantically. The car is full of college guys with gelled hair. Our friend in the backseat thought that it was someone we knew, and I thought the guys were telling us about a flat tire or something. We rolled the window down, only to get hit on. 
Guys: Where you ladies going tonight?
Meira: BACK TO SCHOOL!
Tsivia: To sleep!!!

This isn’t a big deal to most college girls, but we are coming from a different place. This is not the world we grew up in, and we have pasts. Being tznius is not an easy thing, and it’s much harder when you feel you are being degraded by random guys on a semi-regular basis.

This is a perfect example of where two worlds that probably shouldn’t meet do, and there isn’t anything we can do about it.

-Tsivia