June 05, 2008

If I Were to Order a Kilt

If I were to order a kilt I'd have to contact Official Jewish Tartan. Here is a short blurb about it:

"For over 300 years Scots Jews have waited for their own tartan and now - here it is!

The official Jewish Tartan is an authentic Scottish tartan created by Heritage Experts and Rabbis.

It is the only Scottish Jewish Tartan approved and registered by the Scottish Tartans Authority.

Initiated by Rabbi Mendel Jacobs (pictured above) - the only Scottish born Rabbi living in Scotland, it's 100% Kosher - being a non wool-linen mix, and as it incorporates many aspects of Scottish-Jewish cultural and religious history, it is the perfect representation of our heritage.

Scotland has a rich tapestry of culture and history and for many years has welcomed other people into its midst.

The Jewish people have been an integral part of Scottish Culture for more than 300 years, with the first Jewish person recorded as living in Edinburgh is 1691."

3 comments:

feefifoto said...

It's a pretty fabric and next time i need a kilt I'll certainly consider it.

Your post reminded me of something I read in a trivia book so I looked it up to give you a laugh. This excerpt comes from http://www.firstfoot.com/Kulture/tartanorigins.htm. Is it true? How would I know -- I'm Jewish!

"No organised system of clan or family identification through tartan existed until after it was "invented" on the back of the romanticisation of the Celts and all things highland that took place in the early 19th century and which so heavily influenced today's "shortbread-tin" image of Scotland to the world.

In other words, tartan is a major scam of international proportions and, like mugs, we have all been taken in.

How and why did this happen?
Tartan
Shortbread

It's simple. Money. Greed. Business. Opportunism. And the visit of an English King who spoke only German."

Tzipporah said...

Well, thank goodness!

As we all know, if it's not Scottish, it's crap.

;)

Jack said...

And the visit of an English King who spoke only German."

I love that line.

As we all know, if it's not Scottish, it's crap.

:)