Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Smile and Say Good Morning

A black hat, beard, and long coat is a joke if the wearer doesn't know how to smile and say good morning to a fellow human being.

(Rabbi Lazer Brody)


At January 19, 2005 at 11:25:00 AM EST, Blogger torontopearl said...

Unfortunately my husband and I have been on the receiving end of such behavior, but in our case it involved not getting a "Gut Shabbos" tossed our way. Why? Because the black hat or shtreimel was passing a knit kippah or suede kippah, not a black velvet kippah or black hat!
Only problem is that we forgot to laugh at the joke, as Rabbi Lazer Brody calls it.

At January 20, 2005 at 11:43:00 PM EST, Blogger MatzahNacho said...

I'm not as informed as I'd like to be about the various clothing and kippot that people wear to express where they stand in the Jewish community. If anyone here would like to give me a run down on who wears what I'd love to learn! For example, are Chassidim a subset of Charedim or a separate set entirely, and do they both qualify as black-hats? I've heard that Modern Orthodox wear knit kippot, but who wears leather or velvet? And what about those fancy kippot that are bigger and puff up higher on the head? I've got a lot to learn:)


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