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|anythingwithoutit15||Posted - 15 October 2010 2:25
This year, I've decided to become more religious. I'm from a modern orthodox (to the left) family, and I decided to pursue deepening my Jewish knowledge.
The problem I am having is that people I'm friends with know me, and I feel embarrased to suddenly change (wear tzitzis, talk more seriously about Jewish topics, be less focused on girls, etc) in front of them.
I'm almost %100 sure that people on here have dealt with this. Could someone give me some encouragement or help? Thanks so much!
|taon||Posted - 26 October 2010 23:36
What kind of people arre your friends?
Clarify for yourself this (http://www.frumteens.com/topic.php?topic_id=19528&forum_id=38
All I can think of for now.
|Grace||Posted - 26 October 2010 23:36
You have to take it step-by-step. You can't quit anything cold turkey and you definitely can't change overnight. Take one thing upon yourself at a time. Start with one easy, little change. Once you've got that down-pat and your family and friends have gotten accustomed to it, pick another thing. The trick is to take is slow and pick little things.
|LL3||Posted - 26 October 2010 23:36
maybe u should get better friends and more encouraging ones. i went thru a similar thing but im a girl and most ppl respected what i was doing but i know there are definitely people out there who wouldnt maybe u should find people who will. or speak to someone who knows u and ur friends well like a rabbi/teacher who can give u more specific advice.
|ashtor613||Posted - 29 April 2011 1:19
You should start wearing Tzitzis inside, and let your friends know, at least your close ones about your choices. I went through a huge change in high school, im now in 10th grade. Going into ninth grade, i wasnt shomer, nor was i from a religious family, nor was i keeping Kosher, or Shabbos, but I loved H'. This year I walk around proudly with a happy heart, wearing a black hat, and Tzitzis out, and people do accept it, even in a co ed school. I dont touch girls, and trust me its the best thing to keep Shomer HaBris to be Shomer Negiah and to guard your eyes well. Guardyoureyes is essential :D
all the best with your future success, take it slow but let everyone know one Mitzvah at a time. There will be tests but H' is on YOUR side :)
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