Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hello is now a hug


NYTimes

There is so much hugging at Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, N.J., that students have broken down the hugs by type:

There is the basic friend hug, probably the most popular, and the bear hug, of course. But now there is also the bear claw, when a boy embraces a girl awkwardly with his elbows poking out.

There is the hug that starts with a high-five, then moves into a fist bump, followed by a slap on the back and an embrace.

There’s the shake and lean; the hug from behind; and, the newest addition, the triple — any combination of three girls and boys hugging at once.

“We’re not afraid, we just get in and hug,” said Danny Schneider, a junior at the school, where hallway hugging began shortly after 7 a.m. on a recent morning as students arrived. “The guy friends, we don’t care. You just get right in there and jump in.”

There are romantic hugs, too, but that is not what these teenagers are talking about. [...]

7 comments :

  1. Another new minhag is "secting", not sure if that is the exact lashon. It means sending pictures of oneself, naked, to friends, via cell phone cameras. I feel more and more that the "wall" approach of modern charedi society is the correct approach. These things definitely filter in to the shomer shabbos community that is more open to worldliness.

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  2. Personally as a daughter, mother & grandmother; I LOVE HUGS to give and to receive. (a better feel than a kiss)

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  3. Well, there you have it--point and counter-point.
    R' Daas, Where do you stand on this?

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  4. Freelance Kiruv Maniac said...

    Well, there you have it--point and counter-point.
    R' Daas, Where do you stand on this?
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    I don't understand what you point is.

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  5. You've left this post wide open. We have one person commenting how awful public random hugging is, and one person commenting how wonderful it is.
    Where are you standing on this "issue"?

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  6. Freelance Kiruv Maniac said...

    You've left this post wide open. We have one person commenting how awful public random hugging is, and one person commenting how wonderful it is.
    Where are you standing on this "issue"?
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    As a general rule Michoel pointed out that it is a problem.

    tzipschum said...

    Personally as a daughter, mother & grandmother; I LOVE HUGS to give and to receive. (a better feel than a kiss)
    That is referring to close relatives
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    Don't see what your issue

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  7. a longtime readerJune 1, 2009 at 7:37 PM

    FKM,

    Unlike a lot of other J-bloggers, R' Eidensohn typically does not use his blog as a personal Op-Ed column. Rather, he posts teshuvas, rabbinic writings, and news articles that may be of relevance to topics he's currently interested in(i.e., Jewish identity and issues of abuse), and allow posters to present their views and discuss. That is, he often uses this blog as a method of gathering information, rather than merely presenting information to others. Sometimes, he'll throw in his own take on the matter, but more often that not, he will remain silent.

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