Sunday, March 15, 2009

WHAT AM I? CHAMETZ!

Although the phrase is "what am I? chopped liver", but in the spirit of Pesach we can make some changes. So What am I? chametz! it seems like it from the Mishpacha magazine.

The articles in the Mishpacha, a very frum magazine, this past week have talked about Pesach cleaning. Each and every one of theses articles, from what I've heard, spoke about how the mother/wife of the family has to start picking up the pace to be ready for Pesach. They even gave all sorts of tips or de-stressers, to cope with the cleaning for Pesach. This leads me to believe that Mishapcha magazine is extremely frum.

How come they didn't say anything about the father/husband of the family helping out? I know that today I was scrubbing walls and floors, shaking everything to rid them of chametz. I worked hard, and no! I didn't need any "de-stressers". Does the Mishpacha magazine think that the male of the house doesn't help out? In fact the whole cleaning task is primarily on the male of the house, according to the Jewish law. Great rabbis of the past have done the cleaning without their wives help, for fear of them not doing a good enough job. This allows me to conclude that the Mishpacha magazine is really frum, because they think that they know better than rabbis from 2000 years ago who can bring back the dead. They must know that the husband is in kollel learning and too busy to help out; therefore, they only write the articles for the wife.

If you read Mishpacha (I dont), and you are wondering like me why they only talk about the wife, then you are not frum enough to read the Mishpacha. So yes I conclude, I am "chametz" according to the Mishpacha magazine.

15 people gave their 2 cents:

frum single female said...

great post mike.

NotaGeek! said...

Well put, give credit where it's due...
On the other hand you shouldn't generalize kollel husbands in one bucnh like that.. I know many that help.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Frum Single Female

Thanks.

Not A Geek

Well than they arent frum enough to read the Mishpacha magazine.

mother in israel said...

The kids are also off in yeshiva, or something. Apparently they don't eat much the weeks before Pesach--very convenient.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Mother In Israel

All the kids doorm in Yeshivah, they are even frummer than I thought.

G6 said...

Eh.
I don't think they're so frummy.
They are printing all these articles about women cleaning for Pesach that are going to cause men to imagine and contemplate women cleaning for Pesach, which could lead to unclean thoughts, which could lead to mixed dancing......

Mikeinmidwood said...

G6

Yes thats true, for a not so frum guy. But for a "Mishpacha frum" reader its okay. He will have the thought shocker, an item used to shock the person if unclean thoughts are starting to creep in their mind.

mother in israel said...

It's assur for men to read Mishpacha.

Moshe said...

All those women cleaning their houses and dusting high to reach places in French Maid uniforms! That's what I'm talking about!
"Mishpacha magazine, subscribe and be a MILF"

Mikeinmidwood said...

Mother In Israel

Well I guess thats what you rabbi holds, but mine clearly allowes it with the shocker on.

Moshe

LOL!

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Moshe: what's a MILF? mother in law forever?

MikeInMidwood: interesting point you make here.

Moshe said...

1. Just noticed that your name is Jewish S.O.B. Yes, I have been drinking, though only 1 beer, biur chametz.
2. I'd tell you to google it, but, probably better not...

Here's a fun story though. We have a lefty, red commie, liberal law student in shul and he always start up with me about how democrats are winning. Also, his English is not very well developed.
He comes over to my table, was during elections, and starts saying his usual bs. I tell him that Republicans have a MILF VP and if he can top that, so he calls me a MILF. To which I respond that I don't swing that way.
The whole table erupts and we start laughing even harder because he doesn't understand what's going on. Then the Rabbi told us to quiet down.

To a battle of wits, he came unarmed.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Moshe: lol, what can I say, my initials always turn out to be bad words, I don't plan it. "MF" "BS" and now "SOB"

I still don't know what it means from your story, although I have any idea...I'll google.

oy vey...

Moshe said...

Told you not to google it

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Moshe: lol, it's ok