Thursday, October 5, 2006

Shazar's Rosh Yeshivah Yarmulke



Was it לכבוד Zushe Partisan, a former Novardiker? I don't believe the Novardiker wore them, maybe it was too חיצוניות'דיג for them.

Did he consider himself a Rosh Yeshivah being that he was once Sar HaChinuch?

.........הנסתרות לה' אלוקינו

10 comments:

c said...

It is a misconception that such a yarmulka was reserved for Roshei Yeshiva. Years ago it was worn by various types of Jews, including baalei batim. Take a look at old photos, some of which are online, of frumme yidden, amcho, and you will see it.

Over time, it fell out of use among the hamon am for the most part, and left wearing it were some of the most conservative Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva, which led to this misconception. However, in Shazar's generation, it was still used by the hamon am as well.

Hirshel Tzig said...

C

by the 1960's (almost) no BaaliBos wore the tall Yarmulke, unless he lived in a dreamland, thinking he was a Choshuver Yid. Maybe Shazar did just that.

Ariel Sokolovsky said...

B"H
Jews in Russia wore such yarmolkas even later than 60s my great grandfather Yankel Kushnir wore such yarmolka in shule even in early 1980s and he was a simple shoemaker.
chag same'ach!

C said...

Hirshel - some old-timers still may have had one in their wardrobe from the good ol days. Maybe that is what happened in this case.

Anonymous said...

As Sar Hachinuch, Shazar probably qualified for a modern-day mesis umediach about which the Torah says 'lo sachmol alav'.

See Rambam, Sanhedrin 11:5

Hirshel Tzig said...

Why not quote the RamBam, and not surmise that he would qualify?

Hirshel Tzig said...

C

why did they stop wearing it? They kept the Kapote, why not the Yarmulke? I'd love to see Reb Malkiel wearing one of those!

yoshe kalb said...

Tzig, I thought your blog has comment moderation, why is it then, that you let some lunatic like Sokolovsky, וואס האט זיך אפגעריסען פוןעם רבי'ן און פון אידישקייט comment on your blog?! Have you never seen his rebbeg-d website?!
א גוט קוויטל

Hirshel Tzig said...

so you טענה I should delete his comment?

yoshe kalb said...

not only his comment...