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Unformatted text preview: Forms of Dress Among Jews, Forms of Dress Among Jews, Hindus and Muslims Judaism
Judaism No specific form of dress, though both men and women are to be dressed modestly
During prayer: women wear a head scarf (also when entering the synagogue) and men wear a yamulkah (kappah) Men also wear a tallit (prayer shawl)
During prayer all clothes should be clean, modest, and in good condition Judaism cont. (Orthodox)
Judaism cont. (Orthodox) May choose to wear coverings all the time i.e. Men wearing hats Women also cover their heads and usually wear garments that cover their arms and legs
Women sometimes wear wigs to show modesty when in public
Men usually grow their beards due to an old tradition of not shaving
Men wear tassels on their trousers to remind them of God’s commandments Judaism cont. (Special Occasions)
Judaism cont. (Special Occasions) Sargenes (white garment) are worn during Yom Kippur
Weddings: Men usually wear suits, some shrouds also, with yamulkahs and the bride wears a modest white gown with a veil Hinduism
Hinduism Everyday attire is almost like a special occasion
Females: Saris and bhindis
Males: Angarkha (short coat) as well as loose trousers and a loose tunic top
Men and women have also adopted a western style of dress Hinduism cont. (Marriage) Hinduism cont. (Marriage) Hindu women dress in various saris of vibrant colors (main “gown” is red and white)
Lavish jewelry and more ornate bhindis Henna is used on the hands, arms and feet Islam
Islam Both men and women are to wear modest clothing that does not attract attention
Women traditionally wear the hijab (white head scarf) men may also wear a head covering (kufi)
Women traditionally have their arms, legs, hair and torso covered though many Muslim women have also adopted a western style of dress Islam cont. (Special Occasions)
Islam cont. (Special Occasions) All making the pilgrimage wear the ihram
Women usually wear a shade of cherry red for their wedding day along with a ghunghat (veil)
Men usually wear a safa (loose tunic shirt and pant) of gold, red, and white
Henna is also used for decorating the arms, hands and feet Comparison
Comparison Common theme: Modesty in dress
Coverings worn on the head for both men and women
Veils worn during the wedding ceremony Contrast
Contrast Jewish women wear a white dress, while both Hindu and Muslim women wear read and white
Hindu and Muslim men tend to wear loose tunics and pants
Ornate jewelry and bhindis
Every day attire for Hindus is more elaborate Deep Thinking Questions
Deep Thinking Questions What are the advantages of modest dress and why is it emphasized these three religions?
What does dress say about a person’s values, if it says anything at all?
Is dressing modestly only important based on religious principles or from a social point of view as well? Bibliography
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