Judaism and Clothing Quotes

Whether it’s a famous Israeli designer like Isaac Mizrahi or an up and comer like Brooke Garwood Malik, clothes matter.  Whether attending a wedding or funeral, or Mark Birnbaum nightclub’, clothes matter.  Some quotes on Judaism and clothing:

·        ‘And you shall honor it,’ [meaning] that your Shabbat garments should not be like your weekday garments, even as Rabbi Yochanan called his garments ‘My honorers.’” Shabbat 113a

·        “‘Therefore, wash yourself, anoint yourself and put on your raiment’ (Ruth 3:3). Rabbi Eleazar said: ‘This refers to Shabbat garments’” Shabbat 113b

·        “Whence do we learn change of garments [for Shabbat] in the Torah? Because it is said [about the High Priest on Yom Kippur] (Leviticus 6:4), ‘And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments’” Shabbat 114a

·        “They all prepared as they would for Shabbos with their finest clothes and their shtreimels and gathered together for a tish.” Rabbi Sender Haber

·        “A woman must not put on a man’s apparel, nor shall a man wear woman’s clothing. ” Deuteronomy (Devarim)

·        “The Holy Ari instructed that at least one’s four primary Shabbat garments should be white, as in the winter months, when laundry is/was more difficult.” Chabad.org

·        “You honor the Shabbat with clean clothes and delight in it with fine food and drink.” Tzvi Freeman

·        “Making a toast at an event is a touching way to let friends and family know how much you value them and wish them well.” Beth Levine

·        “Eat what you like but dress in the fashion!” Shlomo Rubin

·        “I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn’t itch. ” Gilda Radner

·        “A man is praised upon his entry according to his attire, upon his departure according to his wit.” Mishle Assaf

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Menachem Greenfield About the Author: Menachem was previously a feature article writer for the Milwaukee Journal. He currently runs a small publishing business in Michigan focusing on books and magazines for the tourist industry. He is looking forward to writing for Jewocity and connecting with its readers. More about Menachem

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