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Submitted by MIchael S (United States), Jul 11, 2014 at 09:04

In the American community where I live, all sorts of headgear is seen -- from Tibetan hats to yarmulkes (not necessarily worn by Jews) to lampshades. I have three kippot, one of which my daughter knit in the colors of my grandmother's Scottish clan tartan; and my wife owns and wears traditional Chinese clothing. At my daughter's wedding, I wore a talith to give the Aaronic blessing (I have Cohenic ancestors, and felt entitled to). My Catholic sisters all wore headscarves when we were young -- all the time, not just in church.

Have you ever considered why God commanded the Jews to wear tsitsit? Read the scriptures -- it was to REMIND them of the commandments, to obey them. Now, think a moment. When does a Jew most need to be reminded to obey the commandments? When he's at prayer in shul? Or when he's walking past a honky-tonk? The Jews have their own religion completely backward; so why should the goyim be obliged to keep their strictures concecening dress? My own goy tsitsit contain tchelet, to remind me of heaven. What do Jewish tsitsit remind them of? snow? Many people do things that don't make sense to others. I am not offended by this. Let Madonna and Hillary wear what they want.

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