Top 10 Ways You Know You’re A Jewish Hipster

10. You live in Williamsburg but feel closer to the Bedford hipsters than your Chassidish brothers.

9. The only time you talk about Shabbat is when you are explaining to your friends why you can’t go to the Friday night Sigur Ros concert.

8. You wear Tzitzit to add to your urban hipster look.

7. You have over 34 friends on friendster, not one of which has ever heard of frumster.

6. You find it impossible to agree on a restaurant to meet all of your kosher/vegetarian/vegan and fruitarian needs.

5. You think 9 to 5 is a good time to daven mincha. (that is 4:51pm).

4. You watched “Trembling Before G-d” because John Zorn did the soundtrack.

3. You know that the Knitting Factory is a good spot to catch free jazz and not the place your bubbie spent most of her time fantasizing about while making you a kippa.

2. Even when discussing contemporary mussar books (which you try to avoid like the plague) you use it as an excuse to show off your vast knowledge of obscure literature.

1. You have 3 books on your night table; Italo Calvino, Dave Eggers and Zevachim.

(c/o bangitout)

3 thoughts on “Top 10 Ways You Know You’re A Jewish Hipster

  1. 4. Going to see “Trembling” for the music is a frummer thing to do than going for the film itself.
    3. Free Jazz at the Knitting Factory? Try Tonic. Where have you been for the past 5 yrs?

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