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#1 me_guy

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 01:08 AM

Is there?

#2 Q!SAT

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 01:10 AM

What exactly are you looking for? And what would you constitute a YUish forum?
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#3 me_guy

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 01:33 AM

Something where they don't talk about how they don't shake hands, and then write a story with stuff like a girl hitting on a female Hatzalah driver.

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 08:26 AM

The closest I've found is The Protocols Blog run by some former YU Guys. But they are not a forum per-say- they blog and you can post in the comments section. I have yet to find a "YU-ish" message board.
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Posted 04 July 2003 - 08:59 AM

why not make this into a YUish forum yourself? Make a new topic about the stuff you want to talk about.

#6 me_guy

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 04:55 PM

Yeah, there should be a YUish forum on this site! Maybe the moderator will make one.

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 04:58 PM

you can create one yourself! Go to the forum you feel is appropriate, and then click New Topic. Talk about whatever you want.

#8 Nechama

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Posted 04 July 2003 - 04:58 PM

As a Stern-ish girl, I wonder what a YU-ish forum would contain???
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Posted 05 July 2003 - 07:10 PM

Something where they don't talk about how they don't shake hands, and then write a story with stuff like a girl hitting on a female Hatzalah driver.

Could u define a 'YUish forum' by what it is rather than what it isn't?

#10 me_guy

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Posted 06 July 2003 - 10:40 PM

I meant that there should be a whole YUish forum, like hock or humor.
It would be like Protocols, but with a greater amount of religious content. We would discuss books, Jewish topics, current events, etc., but from a more YUish point of view. This would be the forum where it would be okay to read Encyclopedia Brown, and The making of a godol, and to say something nice about Zionism (at least religious Zionism), and, of course, YU!

#11 Nechama

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Posted 06 July 2003 - 10:46 PM

but from a more YUish point of view.

Since I am Sternish I can say this- I don't think we need an entire separate forum... an 'us' and 'them'. We just need more people to present their different hashkafahs and stand behind them! The reason these boards don't seem YU-ish is because there are not enough people presenting the more YU outlook on things here!
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#12 me_guy

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Posted 06 July 2003 - 10:59 PM

Very good! I will start a bunch of YUish topics, and tell everyone about this site!

#13 Nechama

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Posted 06 July 2003 - 11:00 PM

yay! YU people! I agree that we need more variety of viewpoints on this site.
What topics did you have in mind?
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#14 me_guy

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Posted 06 July 2003 - 11:37 PM

You start!

#15 Nechama

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Posted 06 July 2003 - 11:42 PM

You start!

Hey, I wasn't the one looking for YUish topics. But push comes to shove I'll think up somthing....
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#16 ChaniMirelHersh

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 07:02 AM

. . . wait a second. Back the truck up. When did it come to be that a university can typify an entire hashkafah? Last time I checked YU had guys annoyed that Mommy and Totty wouldn't let them go to Brisk Yerushalayim *and* guys that are mechalel Shabbos.

(On a more personal note, if colleges do have identifiable hashkafos, what does my having attended Brandeis say about me?)

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 07:28 AM

It would be like Protocols, but with a greater amount of religious content.  We would discuss books, Jewish topics, current events, etc., but from a more YUish point of view.  This would be the forum where it would be okay to read Encyclopedia Brown, and The making of a godol, and to say something nice about Zionism (at least religious Zionism), and, of course, YU!

You can discuss anything u want here, and add ur own opinions too - if u want to read EB, u can try discussing it with CMH ( :) ), if u want to say something nice about zionism, please do - if u believe something u should be able to back it up to the likes of NIRC. Complaining about others' attitudes without presenting ur own serious view doesn't speak well of the YUish point of view, and I hope what u've done so far doesn't typify it... <_<

#18 ChaniMirelHersh

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 09:16 AM

And since when does Protocols *not* have Jewish content? The entire site is 1) Jewish content, that's 2) being critiqued by YU boys. There is already a viable forum for what you're looking for.

#19 Nechama

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 10:49 AM

. . . wait a second.  Back the truck up.  When did it come to be that a university can typify an entire hashkafah?  Last time I checked YU had guys annoyed that Mommy and Totty wouldn't let them go to Brisk Yerushalayim *and* guys that are mechalel Shabbos.

CMH is right. You can't really call anything YU hashkafah. Its a really mix over there.
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#20 ChaniMirelHersh

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 10:56 AM

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