Ipsey Posted June 14, 2012 Share Posted June 14, 2012 I was in the airport the other day and saw a Hasidic couple. . .or so I thought. I could be wrong. The man wore an extremely long black coat, black hat, long curly forelocks, beard, and I caught sight of white talit (I think) tassels when he was picking up his luggage. The woman who was with him. . . I wasn't sure she was with him at first because. . .I thought he should only be traveling with his wife--but she didn't meet my expectations about a Hasidic woman I guess. She wore a bright blue knee-length dress with hose (seam up the back!). Her hair was cut short, maybe to her shoulders, and she wore a tidy little blue hat, reminded me of Jackie O. I think it was her real hair. . . of course, I didn't get close enough to be certain. Perhaps it wasn't. If I recall, she had a wedding ring, so I assumed she was married to the fellow she was with. I thought I heard them conversing in Yiddish. Uh, anyway, I guess I was wondering about dress for women in Hasidic Judaism. When I studied it in college, I had a very different picture of Hasidic women--shaving their hair and wearing a wig over top covered with a pretty scarf. Covered legs. etc. Has it changed, or was this just a very narrow view of Hasidism. . .or, was this couple, perhaps, not Hasidic? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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