The Torah of Clothing

By Brad Hirschfield

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, February 4, 1998

Today many Jews are turned off of Judaism because they remember the fur coats that women wore for Rosh Hashanah, which symbolized that generation's lack of spirituality. Yet for women who knew nothing but poverty and insecurity in Europe, this clothing was indeed spiritual because it symbolized dignity in religious identity.

Topic: Language, Culture, Spirituality, Meaning, Holidays, Clothing

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.28/no.547

Page Number(s): 5-6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Hirschfield, Brad. The Torah of Clothing. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 4 February 1998: 5-6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8544


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