By Eric Silverman
Focusing on tensions over gender, ethnic identification and assimilation, each one bankruptcy discusses the that means and symbolism of a selected period or kind of Jewish gown. What have been biblical and rabbinic models? Why was once garments so very important to immigrant Jews in the US? Why do Hassidic Jews put on black? while did yarmulkes develop into bar mitzvah souvenirs?
The ebook additionally bargains the 1st research of the way younger Jewish adults this day announce on caps, shirts, or even undergarments their striving to remodel Jewishness from a non secular and historic background into an ethnic id that's hip, racy, and irreverent. attention-grabbing and accessibly written, A Cultural heritage of Jewish Dress will entice anyone attracted to the principal position of garments in defining Jewish identity.
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