A Keffiyeh is a traditional headdress worn by Arab men. Now we have this Jewish Keffiyeh, designed with magen davids and “am yisrael chai” embroidered in blue on white cloth.

Keep in mind that the designation “Arab” is an ethnicity and not a religion. While most Arabs are Muslim, many are also Christian and even Jewish! In fact most Jewish Israelis are of Arab descent – their parents and grandparents were expelled without compensation from Muslim countries in the late 50s. Like my parents! Though they “left” Morocco in 1956, their mother tongue remains Arabic. We eat Arabic food, listen to Arabic music and even look like Arabs. So if we want to wear Keffiyehs, we will! This video demonstrates how to wear a Keffiyeh. Well, don’t wear it this way on a plane or in an airport. But if you’re in a sand or even snow storm, the Keffiyeh will protect you from the elements. It’s pretty awesome that way. And I do not want to hear about misappropriation of Arab or Palestinian culture. Keffiyehs are not unique to the Palestinians. It’s an awesome scarf and if you don’t like it, bite me.

This Jew inspired Keffiyeh can be purchased from thekef.com or you can come to the Jewlicious Festival and buy it on Sunday.

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.

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  • This post is completely wrong.
    A. Arab is actually a linguistic group, like Hispanic. There are “Arabs” from Morrocco to Saudi Arabia, and they barely if at all related ethnically. They share a linguistic-cultural-religious connection, they are part of an Arabic/Islamic civilization is the best way to term it.

    B. Jews are an ethnicity… Judaism is the religion of this group almost unanimously, hence it is called an ethno-religious group, as in there are two components of identity. Jews from different regions are very close genetically to each other, more so that to the groups that they live/lived around. So there are no Jews of Arab descent as you defined it… their Jewish descent is what makes them Jewish in the first place

  • I think this is the only Jewish blogger that I actually like. Fair and balanced views and not at all a cunt.

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