Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Bergenfield & Passaic

"Bergenfield is a place where you move to put on a black hat if you so choose (not that you will necessarily put on a black hat) and not have anyone comment."
-Quote from a friend
"Passaic is a place where you move to put on a black hat."
-Nisht

Explanation: People move to Bergenfield to stay culturally within Modern Orthodoxy/YU, but moving to the right (e.g. no TV or movies, wearing a black hat, being shomer negiah, etc.).

Passaic, on the other hand, gives people an opportunity to begin the slow process of culturally moving out of Modern Orthodoxy towards a more Yeshivish community.

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