Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tichels - Introduction


Tichel is Yiddish for kerchief and they are worn by our Orthodox Jewish sisters who follow the rules of Tzniut. These rules are similar to hijab however only married women must cover their hair and they tend not to cover their ears or neck as required under hijab. Modest dress is required for men and women regardless of marital status. Men also always wear hats as was once common amongst Muslim societies and is still common amongst Muslim men wearing traditional clothing.

Most tichels are large enough for hijab however some are a bit small to cover to hijab levels such as 30" square scarves, I generally think that 40" is good for most sisters however Turkish eşarp and Malay tudung can be 35".

Tichels, caps and snoods are favoured by married Orthodox Jewish women who take the ruling that wearing a wig or sheital does not fulfil the rules of tzniut.

I am definitely not an expert in Judaism and my posts on this subject will focus on using products advertised as tichel or sold at Jewish retailers, as hijab head coverings.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I must say that it is so sad that our religions are very simmilar, if not the same, and there is a big divide between Jews and Muslims. WHY???

Anonymous said...

Ummm--if you'd stop killing us, it might be a little step in the right direction.

phytolipide said...

I wish there were reconciliation and I realize that the sister meant well by posting this as a possible by. Personally, however, though I've liked items I've seen on Jewish modest clothing sites I have never bought from them and probably never will as I keep thinking that the money I pay will likely go to Israel to support settlements and the oppression of the Palestinians.

Anonymous said...

This is so cool. Modesty is favored in both religions.

Anonymous said...

It's good that despite the political situation we can see that Muslims and Jews have a lot in common (victims of Christian Crusades, for example). As far as the "stop killing us" comment, unfortunately that has gone in both directions for some time now, and does not help us to move forward into a way of peace for all.

Orahleh said...

Frankly, the Palestinians do a better job of oppressing each other than the Israelis could ever do. Did you know that a woman in the Palestinian Authority can't file a police complaint if her husband is molesting their daughter? Only a male relative can do that. Fat chance of that happening!

John said...

phytolipide, not everything you buy from Jews will send money back to the motherland...

myislamiclife said...

Thank you for your post on wearing a Tichel style hijab. I adore this style, but a lot of Muslim ladies I know are so caught up in politics they shun the style.

Kristina

Anonymous said...

Christians, who are also victims of crusades, zealots, etc., veil their heads as well. Specifically, Catholic women, who are subject to modest dress and no longer madatorily required to veil but are invited to continue. But, some ignore the requirements due to social stigma, immaturity, low self confidence, etc. We are all the same.

Jennifer said...

Where do I get the head scarf shown in the photo?? It is beautiful

Anonymous said...

I buy mine on ebay UK. They are called "dollar scarves". Pilgrim's Bazaar has some nice thick ones that wash very well.

I have been wearing this style for 25 years.

I am Jewish and I buy my scarves from both Muslims and Jews. We have so much in common, not only modesty but also dietary laws, marital laws, prayer and also mourning and burial.