Question by  katrescuer (431)

Why do orthodox jews wear black?


Answer by  Zaka (2315)

Its practical. Its a uniform color that skips the fashion choices. It is also frugal as it is cheaper as well as more resistant to smudges that occur in the daily life of any person. It also symbolizes humility in the prescence of God because of its subdued color and somber associations.


Answer by  tamkees (3203)

In medieval times, clothing signified class. As "non-persons", Jews were forced to wear black. Some Jews wear black to remind them that life is serious business; their relationship to God, not the world, is foremost. In either case, Jews who wear black are doing so to set themselves apart from the culture and identify themselves as Jews to others.


Answer by  Mike39 (320)

Orthodox Jews are required to dress modestly, and therefore, many of them wear black clothes because in Orthodox Jewish tradition black color is considered to be a color of modesty.


Answer by  Teresa24 (28)

Orthodox jews usually dress in suits that are dark in color and solid, which are also conservative and businesslike. The reason they dress like this is because they always mantain distinct identity.

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