Things That Make Orthodox Jews Go Pshhh!

Heshy Fried writes: Pshhh, is one of those things that frummies say when they are proud, honored or honoring someone – I guess the goyishe equivalent would be “hell yeh” or “you da man” and there are many instances when people feel like going Pshhh…I wonder shclock rock will take that title for an album – or will it be copyright infringement?

Getting called to the Torah

When you read a good devar torah

When someone good gets up to daven

Getting engaged

Getting into the paper

Winning an aliyah auction battle

Whipping out a good bottle of booze at kiddush

Hearing that there will be a kiddush in shul that week

Hearing a really good shofar blower

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