-I dont know if Kiryas Yoel is really like that but I can’t imagine it’s so stupid !
-Are the pics true ??
-I think she’s giving a bad name to many « normal » off the derech people who don’t suddenly start dressing like sluts, smoking joints and all.
-And what a caricature of secular Jews Gitty’s parents are ! very proud of the gay son and the non Jewish grandchildren ? I wouldn’t say « very proud » is the typical reaction, while they may be accepting…
-WHO would take the Satmar bus in sleeveless top, really.
Ok, why not wear a skirt to go there ??
"You couldn’t expect some delicate flower to have eight or nine babies by the time she turned 30".
What a stereotype. Not all chasidishe women have 8 babies at 30.
Some may be horse like but some are also extremely delicate looking.
"During their marriage, Gitty and Yoely fought about whether OUD was kosher enough. Yoely said no, because OUD did not positively guarantee that any milk used was obtained by Jewish hands."
He means it’s not cholov Yisroel ? then that would be normal for a chassid not to have it !
"When he saw the OUD on the Pringles can, Yoely dropped it like it was hot."
Hum. Maybe that’s a bit in her head…
"Gitty looked mournfully at the chips. “Esther Miriam really wanted those Pringles,” she said."
That would work in Europe. In America there are tons of Cholov Yisroel stuff, please.
"Things went off the track when Deborah brought home Chaim Kalfa, the Lubavitcher who would become Gitty’s father.
“A real beauty, that one. Once, he came in, walked right to the refrigerator, and started throwing things out. I said, ‘What are doing? I just bought that.’ They said it wasn’t kosher."
Is this one for real ??
"Matty Feinman picks up the story: “One night, Chaim says to meet him at Columbus Circle so we can settle this once and for all. I went on the subway with a chinning bar stuck into my pants. The cops had to come. The guy was crazy. Violent. Abusive. Last I heard, he was in Israel riding a donkey, yelling about Rebbe Schneerson being Jesus Christ.”"
"“The kid says, ‘Dis is a Yid?’ I felt like screaming, ‘Yeah, for 70 goddamn years!’ But it wouldn’t have done any good.”"
He should have done it.
And he shouldn’t make fun of accents.
"It was long enough to reach the floor, which seemed to fulfill every criteria of tznius except one: “I looked good in it,” Gitty said."
So you can’t look good ? ridiculous. Not to mention chassidishe women generally do NOT wear floor length skirts.
"The issue of Gitty’s attractiveness never came into play until Yoely Grunwald said his friends were congratulating him on scoring such a hot babe."
Sure, that’s typical Satmar speech….
"“Great, huh? Some old rabbi looking at your panties with a magnifying glass?” Gitty says. “This was so embarrassing to me. I just wouldn’t do it anymore.”"
But dressing like that and saying all these words is not embarrassing ?
"When Yoely heard someone saw me with my hair showing, he said, ‘You’re making me look bad, you’re making my whole family look bad.’ ”"
She married a chassid. Chassidishe women cover their hair.
"checking constantly to see if there’s any discharge"
"It is humiliating for a Satmar man to have his wife leave him."
Because not for any man ?