A Cultural History of Jewish Dress

  title={A Cultural History of Jewish Dress},
  author={Eric Silverman},
Introduction (Un)Dressing the Israelites The Fashion of the Rabbis Bitter Bonnets and Badges Dressing for Enlightened Citizenship Fashionably Modest or Modestly Unfashionable? Black Hats and Unsuitable Suits Straps, Fringes, Snails, and Shawls I heart Yarmulke Day Jewtilicious Conclusion Glossary Bibliography Index 
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