This H&M Scarf Looks Suspiciously Like a Tallit by the Forward

This H&M Scarf Looks Suspiciously Like a Tallit

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H&M seems to be lacking a Jewish eye on their design team.

that a scarf being sold for a mere $17.99 is eerily similar to the tallit, the traditional Jewish prayer shawl. The scarf even has tzitzit-like knots, ressembling the knotted fringe at the bottom of the tallit. H&M is also selling a matching poncho (in case customers are feeling especially offensive?). Needless to say, the Internet is not happy.

This isn’t the first time H&M has sold clothing that makes Jews recall their Torah portion days. A 2011 Forward article reported on a poncho sold at H&M that also bore a striking likeness to the religiously significant garment.

To add to the controversy, the scarf, which resembles a holy garment traditionally worn by men, is being sold in the ladies’ section.


This H&M Scarf Looks Suspiciously Like a Tallit

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