By Eric Silverman
Focusing on tensions over gender, ethnic id and assimilation, each one bankruptcy discusses the which means and symbolism of a selected period or kind of Jewish costume. What have been biblical and rabbinic models? Why was once garments so vital to immigrant Jews in the USA? Why do Hassidic Jews put on black? while did yarmulkes develop into bar mitzvah souvenirs?
The e-book additionally deals the 1st research of ways younger Jewish adults this present day announce on caps, shirts, or even undergarments their striving to rework Jewishness from a non secular and ancient history into an ethnic id that's hip, racy, and irreverent. attention-grabbing and accessibly written, A Cultural heritage of Jewish Dress will attract anyone attracted to the vital function of garments in defining Jewish identity.
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A Cultural History of Jewish Dress (Dress, Body, Culture) by Eric Silverman