Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I recently saw a blog post somewhere (not sure where) in which a discussion ensued about women in some chassidish communities now wearing spring coats so they are not overly appealing in their regular summer clothes when out and about shopping or strolling on shabbos.

You heard me right, folks. Some very very clever businessman (emphasis on man) decided the level of tzniyus in his neighborhood, motivated I guess by the level of money in his bank account, was too low. Women walking around in their black shapeless suits or baggy zip up shirts and A-line skirts was too suggestive. So to protect eyes and thoughts from straying, women are wearing coats. in the summer. in 98 degree weather.

IT ISN'T YIDDISHKEIT, IT'S NARISHKEIT. (I have to trademark that comment)

it's like the expression 24/7 which everyone knows means "all the time". but some zealot somewhere was probably worried that it may be perceived as someone doing said activity on shabbos, so just to clarify (because how they live their life, daven, learn, where they send the kids to school, how they do business, what their family is like, blah blah wasn't enough proof that they are solid frum people) they modified the comment.

sick sick sick.


G6 said...

It was Mystery Woman
I found the discussion very interesting.

G6 said...

The link didn't post in full.... click here.

Rivki said...

I agree with you on the "spring coats" thing, but I always thought 24/6 was kind of cute.

Mystery Woman said...

I just read somewhere that it was some women who thought this up. Somehow, that makes me feel better.

daughtersintheparsha said...

sorry mystery woman, it doesn't make me feel better at all. actually, much worse. do they absolutely hate their own bodies? does every male in their families have a "wandering eye"?

Mystery Woman said...

When I thought it was men who came up with it, I thought that was so controlling...I felt sorry for the women. But if the women decided this was something they wanted to do, they're doing it to themselves. It's hard to feel sorry for them.