kolpik

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English[edit]

The third Belzer Rebbe, Yissachar Dov Rokeach (I) wearing a "kolpik"

Etymology[edit]

The word originated from a Turkish word for this kind of hat, kalpak.

Noun[edit]

kolpik

  1. A type of traditional headgear worn in families of many Hasidic rabbis, by unmarried children on Shabbat and by rabbis on special occasions. It is a made from brown fur (as opposed to a spodik, worn by Polish Hasidic dynasties, which is fashioned out of black fur).

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References[edit]

  • Israel, Yosef Rescuing the Rebbe of Belz: Belzer Chassidus, Mesorah Publications: 2005, ISBN 1578190592, page 42 [1]