September 11, 2013 12:10 am at 12:10 am #610576achar chulentParticipant
Many yeshivos today require white shirts, what is the reason for this?September 11, 2013 12:30 am at 12:30 am #974148
The boys would never wash the shirts if they weren’t white.September 11, 2013 12:30 am at 12:30 am #974149
That’s why girls are permitted to wear only black, because they’ll do the laundry even if you can’t see any dirt on it.September 11, 2013 12:55 am at 12:55 am #974150popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Why do married guys wear white?September 11, 2013 1:05 am at 1:05 am #974151yitayningwutParticipant
Because they are like malachim.September 11, 2013 1:07 am at 1:07 am #974152
PBA: Why would they stop washing their shirts just when they get a free, full-service laundromat?September 11, 2013 1:30 am at 1:30 am #974154live rightMember
when you dress in a respectable way, there may be a slight chance that you will act in a respectable way.
now don’t start attacking me that I am saying that colored shirts are not respectable. All im saying is that White shirts are. Im addressing the opening post, not the title (each which address a different issue, by the way).September 11, 2013 1:39 am at 1:39 am #974155Josh31Participant
White is for Shabbos, Yom Tov and weddings.September 11, 2013 1:42 am at 1:42 am #974156
The term colored shirts is offensive they prefer to be called
cotton-americans.September 11, 2013 2:22 am at 2:22 am #974157writersoulParticipant
Just my observations from Rosh Hashana and the very modern shul I attended:
I really, honestly, truly don’t care what color your shirt, suit and yarmulke are (though the guy dressed completely in pink was a bIT much). My only pet peeve, however, is that it’s really not bakavodik on Rosh Hashana to wear a Yankees yarmulke.
It was just a really funny image at an unfunny time by kedusha when the guy opening the aron at the end was all solemn but in this sports theme yarmulke.
/endrantSeptember 11, 2013 2:29 am at 2:29 am #974158147Participant
Josh31 is correct, and I don’t wish to feel dressed for Shabbbos when going to work or on Sunday Stroll, so will only wear a white shirt on Shabbos, Yom Tov & Simchos.
Please bear in mind, that in olden days, when laundering colored shirts, the dyes would leak and ruin white shirts in the same wash. Withe massive improvement in technology, this is a thing of the past, and color shirt don’t run when being laundered, not even red & black shirts which used to be the 2 most notorious colors. so they remain honorable looking and don’t ruin white shirts being laundered with them.September 11, 2013 2:36 am at 2:36 am #974159
The Yankees need all the help they can get.September 11, 2013 2:53 am at 2:53 am #974160popa_bar_abbaParticipant
lol GoqSeptember 11, 2013 4:35 am at 4:35 am #974161SanityIsOverratedParticipant
I’d assume wearing a yankees Kipa can be considered hazardous to your health. Don’t try to start a Machlokes in Shul!September 11, 2013 9:55 am at 9:55 am #974162This name is already takenParticipant
Goq is 100% correct (on his first point, not about the Yankees) the OP is completely racist!September 11, 2013 4:08 pm at 4:08 pm #974163nfgo3Member
Re the Goq’s first comment: Please have some rachmonos for Americans who have suffered insult and degradation since their ancestors came here as slaves. I find the shifting fashions in language confusing, inconsistent and distracting from the real issue, i.e., respect for colored people, or people of color, or Negroes, or blacks, or Blacks, or Afro-Americans, or African Americans, or African-Americans.
But your comment was funny, in its way.September 11, 2013 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm #974164ToiParticipant
goq- that is bloody funny.September 11, 2013 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #974165
Thanks all.September 11, 2013 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm #974166🐵 ⌨ GamanitParticipant
nfgo3- I find the term African-American to be offensive. It seems to insinuate that they aren’t fully American. Why am I called a white American and they African-American? Are they less American than I am?September 11, 2013 7:29 pm at 7:29 pm #974167akupermaParticipant
It’s a style. Styles vary, constantly. You can probably guess the year from a picture based on the styles, even of frum people in yeshivos. While there are some halacha (dress up for Shabbos, follow what your Rosh Yeshiva says at his yeshiva, don’t embarass your spouse, etc.) – it’s fashion. If it really turns you, study anthropology and write a thesis on frum fashion.September 11, 2013 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #974168Bookworm120Participant
@Goq – +1!September 11, 2013 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #974169dafbiyunParticipant
I think it is wonderful that think that white shirts have become the norm in the yeshiva world. I am troubled , however, that almost every bochur and yungerman feels compelled to send their white shirts, on a daily basis, and at great expense, to the Asian American laundry.
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