There Aren’t Enough Frummies in the Bay Area

I miss those families that have erev shabbos kugel, I find this kind of weird because I’ve never really missed frummies before, but I guess human nature is that we miss the things we don’t have. To say that San Francisco is the black hole of Judaism may be a little much, sure there’s rampant assimilation and you can even find shomer shabbos people who support a ban on bris milah, but what San Francisco and the Bay Area itself is missing, is regular old frum people. Both of the black hat and the modern orthodox variety.

I find it kind of hard to believe what I’m about to say, but I miss those nosy shietle macher type of yenta women who wear shabbos robes all week and always try to set you up with their third cousin who they never met. I miss those frummy dudes who never go on the internet and always click their tongues and rub their hands along their thighs before they say something and it always has to do with mussar or something. I miss regular old modern orthodox families where the women don’t say hamotzi and there’s no talk of feminism. I miss sitting at a table where there are only people who grew up frum.


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