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The hat-called a mitznefet in Hebrew-attaches to a regular combat helmet and obscures its rigid, round shape.
But some biblical scholars think mitznefet comes from the root "to wrap," and say that a better translation would be "turban."
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 …
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.