Freedom to See
“The styles by the women will always come from the mainstream. It will come from outside, through that way, from there, then Jewish people not Orthadox. And if its very bad, too fancy, too expensive, too showy– [the community] try to ask people not to do that.” – Anonymous Hassid from Williamsburg
Recently, Hassidim in Williamsburg have been allowed by their Rebbe (spiritual leader) to wear any sort of glasses frames, not just the large coke-bottle looking ones with the thick 50’s frame along the top. How long is it before they are allowed to wear what you see in the hipster stores? Why should it matter?