Things That Really Grind My Gears #2: When people “think” that they’re on a higher Madrega than you
I would like to take this chance to put my own “unique” (Torontonian Jewish) spin on that segment, to tell you guys what really “grinds my gears” in our community, or others. I’m sure most of you I will try posting one or two grinds per week to keep this as an ongoing segment.
You know what really grinds my gears?!…
…Being told by a student at Ner Yisroel that one of the Rabbeim gave a whole speech on how schools like Medrash Shmuel in Israel is a great school, just not for Ner grads, as they are supposedly on a higher madrega, and would therefore be both looked down upon and talked about in the community, which in turn affects how people perceive you…funny thing is, in the same sentence as them saying how they are on a higher madrega then students that generally go to Medrash Shmuel, they are in fact putting down other Jews, which happens to be quite a serious sin, thus lowering their so-called “madrega”.
More to come next week. Stay Tuned….
Please send me some suggestions (via reply to this thread) of things that Really Grind YOUR Gears, and I will post the winner in a few weeks!