Tichel, Tichel, Tichel!

Tichel, Tichel, Tichel!

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Tichel: (Yiddish טיכל tikhl), also called a mitpachat (Hebrew מִטפַּחַת miṭpaḥat), is a headscarf worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women in compliance with the code of modesty known as tzniut. Tichels can range from a very simple plain color cotton square with a simple tie in the back to very elaborate fabrics with very complex ties using multiple fabrics. As with any other form of clothing, the tichel is influenced by fashion.

The above Wikipedia definition is absolutely perfect… without actually being any good.

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Tichels (or, more accurately, tichlach) cannot be described.

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They must be seen.

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They must be worn.

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They must be experienced.

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Luckily, I have my friend Tamar. [1]

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Ever have one of those people you meet on Facebook whom you think is just incredibly amazing even though you’ve never met her in real life?

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That’s Tamar.

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Tamar lives in Jerusalem with her husband and baby boy. Tamar is a tichel maven.

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She has kindly given me permission to use her photos to demonstrate how truly captivating a tichel can be.

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Tamar ROCKS the tichel look!

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Thanks, Tamar.

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You are, as always, the best!

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You are the coolest Italian Jew ever.

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Except for me, of course. 😉

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[1] Tamar Eden Goldschmidt (née Courtney Ann Gagliano).

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2 comments on “Tichel, Tichel, Tichel!

  1. So beautiful! Works of art you can wear on your head.

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