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The Different Ways of Wearing A Black Hat

You ever notice how many ways a black hat can be worn? Even more, it’s come to be seen that you can actually judge how frum a person is by the shape, size, and position of his hat. Some dating websites actually ask you how you wear your hat on shabbos and during the week, and they ask the girl how she prefers her man to wear it. As a sociological experiment, I actually purchased a hat. I get treated a lot differently with it. I never once got gelilia or hagbah with a hat, but without it, I get asked at every new shul I attend. Let’s take a look at each way to wear it, and what it means.

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