Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Och oy: Jews finally get a tartan

For all of my fellow Jews who thought wearing plaid wasn't kosher, I have good news for you!

Introducing the first Jewish tartan, "an authentic Scottish tartan created by Heritage Experts and Rabbis. It is the only Scottish Jewish Tartan approved and registered by the Scottish Tartans Authority."

So what makes this tartan "Jewish"?

According to the Jewish Tartan website:
The colours, weave, and number of threads have all been picked for their importance in Judaism. In the tartan design we have blue and white, the colours of both the Israeli and Scottish flags, with the central gold line representing the gold from the Ark in the Biblical Tabernacle and the many ceremonial vessels. The silver is to represent the silver that adorns the Scroll of the Law and the colour red is for the traditional red Kiddush wine. There are seven lines in the central motif and three in the flag representations - both numbers of great significance in Judaism.
And it's 100 percent kosher, people!

Order yours in time for Pesach!


VB said...

Shepen naches!

Dave S. said...

OK, so I have learned:

1) There are Scottish Jews (makes sense, just hadn't considered that). Yiddish with a burr must be something.
2) There is at least a perceived demand for a Jewish tartan. Well, they are no less authentic than clan tartans.