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The dress thing is just a classic social psychology issue. For a community to stick together they need some distinct dress. It's actually written into the Code of Jewish Law that a Jew is supposed to dress differently from those around him. Every once in ...
I recently read that this actually originated with Queen Victoria in the mid-19th century.
What is up with the gartel?
Question: My Chabad rabbi always puts on a black sash before praying. We joke that it is because he has attained a "black belt" in prayer arts. But seriously, what is the meaning of that sash? Answer: The black belt you refer to is called a gartel in Yidd...
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