An Orthodox Jew must daily comply with at least 613 rules “of the Pentateuch”. According to him, kosher is not only food, but also clothing. Blogger Sergey Anashkevich decided to figure out how to dress up religious Jews and why they have such clothes.
The Rabbi is Abraham walked in a black coat?
I don’t know, — replied the Rabbi — Abraham went there in a silk robe and steimle. But I know exactly how he chose the clothes. I watched as wearing non — Jews-and dressed differently.
In the opinion of the Orthodox: “the Clothes are not so many hides, how many strips the essence of man. It is written: “Be modest before God.” We prefer dark suits because they are modest and neat. That is why in Orthodox Jewry white shirt. That is why God-fearing Jews will never allow themselves to go out in sandals on bare feet”.
If the brush has two (or one) threads of blue color, it is likely that before you Radzinsky or izbicki Hasid. The secret of making Chalet — a blue dye obtained from shellfish Hilson, was lost for almost 2000 years and rediscovered at the end of the last century, Rabbi Gershon-Enoch from Sochi. However, his recipe most of the rabbis was not recognized. The Sephardim and many Chassidim at each corner of the tallit Katan not one, but two holes. In addition, some of the brushes except for four (double) mandatory nodes can be seen from 13 to 40 small nodules on the coils of the filament. On this basis it is also possible to distinguish between members of different communities.
Fabric CAFTA — white or silver with black or dark blue stripes. Produce this fabric only in Syria and smuggling deliver to East Jerusalem. On the Sabbath a flying saucer will replace the Chernobyl or regular shtreimel instead CAFTA silver background Hasid wearing gold. On top of the caftan is sometimes (and in Shabbat and holiday required) draped brown satin Bekes with embroidered collar.
Usually it’s a pile of black velvet, trimmed with Fox or sable tails. Wide and low, right cylindrical shape, in fact, is “shtreimel”, low and wide loose shape, shaggy-shaggy called “chernobl”, and tall cylindrical black fur hat “Spodek”.
Shtrayml is the price can reach several thousand dollars. History shtrayml is started many years ago when non-Jews ordered the Jews of a community worn on the head, the tail of the animal. The purpose of this order was to humiliation and bringing to shame the Jews. The Jews had no choice, and they took the tails of animals and made them hats.
Shtreimel is worn by married men. With the exception of only a few dozen hereditary families in Yerushalayim. In these families the child first puts on a shtreimel in the day of age, bar mitzvah — thirteen years.
In 2010, Pamela Anderson, animal advocate and model, wrote a letter to Knesset members, hoping to persuade them to ban the sale of natural furs and Orthodox to give up wearing these stremlow.