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Wednesday, November 24, 2004


13 is a tough age for a boy growing up in a "mixed" community. All the respective groups are expected to start donning the uniform. Chassidim, Charedim, Modern, whatever. They go from being classmates to being members on competing teams.

My son has taken to describing them based on "shirts." There's the wearers of white shirts with black vests (WSBV), the plain white shirts (PWS), and the colored shirts (CS). We belong to the CS team. We are the ones who have to worry about what shirt goes with what pair of pants.

But the socks are still all white.


Safranit said...

Are there many CS in your neighborhood? I always though of it along the PWS lines...I never realized that I wouldn't have been a complete outcast there.

PsychoToddler said...

There are more of us than you'd expect.

All those rock concerts and you still had me pegged for a PWS?

Cholent said...

What's all this? What does WSBV, PWS and CS stand for?

PsychoToddler said...

It's in the post. But bottom line is the more chareidi groups insist on removing color from their clothing. The chassidim are also required to wear black vests. Don't ask me why. It's the uniform.