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By Eric Silverman

A Cultural heritage of Jewish Dress is the 1st complete account of ways Jews were unique by means of their visual appeal from old Israel to the current. for hundreds of years Jews have wearing specified how you can speak their devotion to God, their non secular identification, and the correct earthly roles of fellows and girls. This vigorous paintings explores the wealthy background of Jewish costume, analyzing how Jews and non-Jews alike debated and legislated Jewish clothes somewhere else, in addition to outlining the large debates on gown in the Jewish group today.

Focusing on tensions over gender, ethnic identification and assimilation, each one bankruptcy discusses the which means and symbolism of a particular period or kind of Jewish gown. What have been biblical and rabbinic models? Why used to be garments so vital to immigrant Jews in the United States? Why do Hassidic Jews put on black? whilst did yarmulkes develop into bar mitzvah souvenirs?

The publication additionally deals the 1st research of ways younger Jewish adults this day announce on caps, shirts, or even undergarments their striving to rework Jewishness from a spiritual and old history into an ethnic identification that's hip, racy, and irreverent. interesting and accessibly written, A Cultural background of Jewish Dress will entice anyone attracted to the critical position of garments in defining Jewish identity.

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