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This priest also reported that upon the birth of a first son, a Zacatee father refused food for twenty-four hours and then imbibed a “brew concocted of a root called peyot.”
A crowd of people from Givat Shaul, with peyot (earlocks), most of them religious (Haredi), came into the village and started yelling “gazlanim” “rozchim”Oren(Quote)
Yesterday, amidst it all, one of my rabbonim, in a bekeishe, with peyot tightly curled down to his chin and a beard to his belly button, turned to us in shiur and asked if any of us were homophobic or anti-homosexual, and proceeded to chastise anyone who might harbor those views.
He describes the rabbis as non-English speakers with long peyot, sidecurls.