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  • The hat-called a mitznefet in Hebrew-attaches to a regular combat helmet and obscures its rigid, round shape.

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  • But some biblical scholars think mitznefet comes from the root "to wrap," and say that a better translation would be "turban."

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  • A standard mitznefet consists of reversible mesh fabric, with a greenish woodland camouflage print on one side and a brown desert print on the other …

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  • As the mitznefet flops about, it takes on an irregular form that's harder to recognize in a shadow or out of the corner of your eye.

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  • Mitznefet is a Hebrew word. Slate offers the following:
    "One common translation is "clown hat," but the term has some more dignified connotations. The biblical Book of Exodus uses mitznefet to describe the ancient headgear of the Jewish high priests. As such, the word has been translated as "mitre" or "headdress." But some biblical scholars think mitznefet comes from the root "to wrap," and say that a better translation would be "turban."

    Source: http://www.slate.com/id/2147495/

    January 5, 2009

  • Israeli camouflage helmet cover (2-sided, woodland green and desert brown) worn over the helmet to break up its outline into irregular forms and provide added protection from the sun and elements.

    January 5, 2009