The Jewish Burka Comes to Brooklyn

In Israel, as I noted earlier this year, a renegade group of Haredi women has taken to one-upping the already increasingly severe modesty standards of their community by donning Muslim-style burkas. The trend was apparently initiated by a female spiritual leader in the ultra-Orthodox stronghold of Ramat Beit Shemesh Bet. The fashion trend, which has reportedly dismayed husbands and rabbis alike, has spread to other ultra-Orthodox enclaves in Israel.

Now, Hasidic rapper/blogger Y-Love reports they’ve made their way to Brooklyn:

Y-Love also links to a story in last week’s Times of London profiling a pair of Israeli women who have taken to wearing Muslim-style dress.

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