By Eric Silverman
Focusing on tensions over gender, ethnic id and assimilation, each one bankruptcy discusses the that means and symbolism of a particular period or form of Jewish gown. What have been biblical and rabbinic models? Why was once garments so very important to immigrant Jews in the United States? Why do Hassidic Jews put on black? whilst did yarmulkes turn into bar mitzvah souvenirs?
The e-book additionally deals the 1st research of ways younger Jewish adults at the present time announce on caps, shirts, or even undergarments their striving to rework Jewishness from a non secular and old background 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 vital position of garments in defining Jewish identity.
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A Cultural History of Jewish Dress (Dress, Body, Culture) by Eric Silverman