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  • n. A fur hat worn by many married Haredi Jewish men on Shabbat and during Jewish holidays and other festive occasions.


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Yiddish שטרײַמל


  • The hats, known as shtreimel or spodik, could still be worn under a proposed bill to ban fur in Israel, but the ultra-Orthodox community fears the legislation poses a threat to its religious identity.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Indeed, the Wikipedia entry for "shtreimel" advises that synthetic fur is a common choice in Israel.

    The Australian Jewish News

  • Yirmiyahu and shtreimel: If a woman decides to start laying tefillin every day, does that make her “more observant” or “less observant”?

    Reform Teens Revolt | Jewschool

  • Mas · April 19th, 2007 at 2:33 pm shtreimel, what does Zionism have to do with the Torah?

    Scholem a heretic? Really? | Jewschool

  • Point taken shtreimel but this story is about public officials being given expensive junkets from lobbyists when in theory they are not allowed to take gifts of more than $75 in value

    Jewish Groups To Challenge Ethics Reform | Jewschool

  • Though I would take a shtreimel with fake fur, of course.

    Clergytastical - Danya Ruttenberg

  • Gutzman says the shtreimel was worn in the Jewish ghettos of Poland, where it was known as a spodik.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The signature headdress of many Haredi Jewish men is called the shtreimel.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Since the shtreimel market accounts for 90% of the Israeli fur trade, MK Chaim Amsellem asserts "there's no logic in legislating a bill that doesn't do what it's supposed to".

    The Guardian World News

  • But when it comes to items of ceremonial clothing, whether the shtreimel or the bearskin, there is far less weight behind the call for ethics to be superseded by tradition, especially in an age when synthetic fabrics are available as viable fur replacements.

    The Guardian World News


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  • "The Jews who stand between the sky and the city's roofs stop the rain, and when it's very cold, at Christmas, the snow falls on their shtreimels and caftans."

    Curriculum Vitae by Yoel Hoffmann, translated by Peter Cole, 86

    March 8, 2011

  • Also shtraml; a fur hat worn by many married Haredi Jewish men, particularly members of Hasidic sects, on the Sabbath and during Jewish holidays and other festive occasions. The hat is a large, circular piece of velvet surrounded by fur; it is generally worn only after marriage.

    April 17, 2008