Thursday, January 12, 2006

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: WHY DO YOU WEAR THAT HAT?: "The black hat. It is what marks a Ben Torah, and distinguishes him from all other segments of Jewish society"

Got that everyone? It's your black hat that sets you apart as a Ben Torah. Not your character or your scholarship, but your hat. Your black hat. It's a fool-proof way of letting the world know that you live your life according to the Torah.

Explanation of the picture for the humor-impaired: Rabbi Pinchos said that a black hat was a sign of a ben torah. I am just testing his theory: Is it a piece of black rabbit felt that tells the world that you're a ben Torah? Or is it your brain and behavior?