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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Long and the Shorts of It

Speaking of freakiness, this week in the shul in Yemin Moshe, two guys wore shorts to shul on Shabbos. One guy was dressed all in white from big Breslovish knitted kippah to white hippie shirt (not tucked in, of course), to white socks and white sneakers...and white shorts.

A second guy came with a polo shirt, cargo shorts and sneakers. They even gave him an aliyah at mincha.

I know all about the more casual approach to Shabbos dress in Israel but shorts? To Shul? On Shabbos? When you're over ten years old? And you're an American tourist to boot? Help me out here people.



  • At 2:01 PM, Blogger Noyam said…

    Whatever the guy's sensibilities when it comes to shabbos dress, I am happy that the Shul didn't use that as an excuse to exclude him from participation, and still saw fit to judge him not on the length of his clothing.

  • At 2:52 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    The shul is used to whackos.

  • At 3:58 PM, Blogger yitz said…

    It has been unbelievably hot here the past few days.... :))

  • At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    can you imagine walking into aishkoydesh in shorts for shabbos mincha?

  • At 5:04 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    anonymous 4:09

    Actually, no. Although there have been some very interesting costumes worn by some of the chevrah and guests lately.

  • At 5:18 PM, Blogger Natan said…

    I love that shul, I used to go there every shabbos my year in Israel. It's a great shul for precisely the reasons you mentioned; everyone is accepted but you better come to daven. Oh, and the kiddush is pretty good too.

  • At 8:12 PM, Blogger Jack's Shack said…

    I haven't any problem with wearing shorts in shul. Better in shorts than not at all.


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