Jblog Resurrector: The Orthodoxy Test

20 Nov

Like so many of the things I find on blogs around the internet, I’m about 5 years behind the rest of the world on this one. It usually goes like this: I find a fierce discussion in the comments and write my own reply, only to realize that the last person to comment died 200 years ago (that’s c. 2005 in blog years).

Anyhow, I found this test off a now-defunct site called rebelwithacause, which I stumbled upon by clicking a hyperlinked comment on a recommended post on Dovbear from 2006 called why the j-blogosphere matters. And yes, a cat did eat a goat as well, smartass.

Here’s the test: The Orthodoxy Test

Anyhow, whoever wrote it has some great questions and answers that really make you think. It was weird though, because after carefully considering each question, I usually came to the conclusion “I don’t care”. That wasn’t one of the options, so I answered with the opinion I had the last time I cared about these issues. Not sure if that’s progress, or apathy, or what.

Here’s that link again TOT. To make this resurrection a little more interesting, I’m posting my results with a request, nay, command, that you all do the same. (Non-Orthodox YF fans might find it interesting to read the test Q&A, even if you probably won’t find your position listed there.)

Your Test Scores

Left Wing Modern Orthodox: 51%
Right Wing Modern Orthodox: 71%
Left Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 56%
Right Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 13%

The Orthodoxy Test
says that I’m Right Wing Modern O.

I’m not RWMO, but I think that’s just an aggregate of the four percentage categories. They don’t have Burnt-out Yeshivish.


15 Responses to “Jblog Resurrector: The Orthodoxy Test”

  1. Chay Nobody November 20, 2011 at 2:23 am #

    Here are my results:
    Left Wing Modern Orthodox: 57%
    Right Wing Modern Orthodox: 84%
    Left Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 53%
    Right Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 16%
    You’re shteiging away in the YU beis medrash and really enjoying that Kant class in the afternoon

    and the real irony is that I have NEVER been in YU in my entire life, I have spent MANY MANY years in a well-known VERY Yeshivish place in Jerusalem (the one with the Rosh-Yeshivah who wears many many Tizitzis – vhamayvein yovin) and my wife and I spent the entire length of our shidduch dates (there were like 14 believe it or not) bashing the MO families we came from…lol. I guess time and experience changes you. At this point (19 years and 10 kids after those dates) I am thinking it was all a big mistake and am actually contemplating going OTD – just shows you how our minds change over time, or maybe just how dangerous the Internet is…take your pick.

    • itchemeyer November 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

      Yeah. Whatever other good qualities they may have, yeshivos do not prepare you for the real world. Life gets much more complicated and scary when you stop drinking the kool-ade.

      Btw if you ever want to vent, connect, share your thoughts/stories/etc, the floor’s always open here.

  2. Baal Habos November 20, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    Cute, my results below; I answered from my pre-enlightenment perspective.

    Left Wing Modern Orthodox: 11%
    Right Wing Modern Orthodox: 52%
    Left Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 76%
    Right Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 39%

    The Orthodoxy Test
    says that I’m Left Wing Yeshivish


    What does it mean?

    So you’re frum, but “with it.” You know the lingo and walk the walk, but maybe you catch a movie on Motzei Shabbos. Never on Saturday Night though. Sometimes you wonder why all frum Jews can’t be normal like you.

    • frum single female November 20, 2011 at 11:25 am #

      i have taken this test a few years ago with similar results my results were

      left wing modern orthodox 51%
      right wing modern orthodox 70%
      left wing yeshivish/charedi 51%
      right wing yeshivish/charedi 16%

    • itchemeyer November 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

      Yeah, its fun. Good questions. Pretty accurate too i think.

  3. Dan November 20, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

    Ok, so my score is:
    Left Wing Modern Orthodox: 7%
    Right Wing Modern Orthodox: 42%
    Left Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 74%
    Right Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 66%

    And it concluded that I’m right wing yeshivish. Although, like itche, I am really burnt out yeshivish.

    Some of the questions didn’t really capture the shittos very well. For example, the only people who believe all midrashim are am haaratzim. The rishonim say we don’t believe midrashim literally.
    Also, real chareidim don’t do segulos either. That’s veibish stuff. Maybe chassidim.

    • itchemeyer November 21, 2011 at 10:06 am #

      Yeah he’s missing a few in-between answers. But its still more accurate than your everyday shadchan 🙂

  4. tesyaa November 21, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    I know what you mean about being behind the blog times – I feel like I’ve just discovered American, but in reality the Aztecs have long since been slaughtered.

    • tesyaa November 21, 2011 at 9:51 am #

      “discovered America”

    • itchemeyer November 21, 2011 at 10:03 am #

      Haha! Perfect!

  5. Gutman Braun November 23, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Hmmm, it tells me:

    Left Wing Modern Orthodox: 26%
    Right Wing Modern Orthodox: 67%
    Left Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 66%
    Right Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 29%
    The Orthodoxy Test says that I’m: Huh?
    What does it mean?
    I give up. What are you?

    Now, listen here, you sonofabitch, that’s what I came to YOU for!

    • itchemeyer November 23, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

      Ha! Someone else (I reposted this on frumsatire) got this:

      Left Wing Modern Orthodox: 74%
      Right Wing Modern Orthodox: 86%
      Left Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 37%
      Right Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 5%
      Congratulations. You’re Modern Orthodox all right, but wait! Just when you were ready to live an idyllic happily-labeled life they announce Left Wing and Right Wing Modern Orthodoxy. What the heck is up with that? Maybe you need to rethink and refine some of your positions, and then take the test again so I can put you in a little box.

      • Gutman Braun November 24, 2011 at 9:41 am #

        Ha! I see they really did put in some effort there!

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    • itchemeyer December 11, 2011 at 12:19 am #

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