Put A Lid On It!
eavy is the head that wears a
crown." Sure, but I bet it's
warm. According to statistics
(no, I don't know whose; for
all I'm certain, I just made them up) a
large percentage of body heat is lost
MANELLO through the top of the head. That's why
hats play an important part in my life
and life in general.
We all remember when the lines were
distinctly drawn in old Western flicks:
The good guys wore white hats; the bad guys, black.
Wouldn't it be great to be able to identify and then
shun (or run away from) bad guys this way?
For those who are sometimes unsure whether they are
coming or going (dare I raise
my hand at this point?), the
deerstalker cap, as made famous
by Sherlock Holmes, is a great
look. I have one that I bought
in Canada that is not only a
great headpiece, but a conversa-
tion piece, too.
Baseball caps are ubiquitous
these days. Such caps are so
popular that catalogues sell spe-
cial racks to display the hats.
They are a good look, but I
would like to draw the line at
wearing them in restaurants (no,
I do not mean the ones where
the order is shouted into a
clown's face and delivered at a window).
I have a great looking (and I do say so myself) black
leather broad-brimmed hat. There is just something
about leather — 000h, let's not go there; this is a PG-
rated column. However, I have been inconvenienced by
men with similar tastes in hats refusing to remove such
broad-brimmed headgear in the theater. That's just
Though the boater (a flat-brimmed, summer straw
hat) is not as popular as it once was, the summer straw
in various other configurations is still a great item. For
those who would say, "A hat in summer? What are you
thinking of?" I would be quick to point out that you
are probably still in possession of a thick head of hair
and not subject to sunburn. Jealousy aside, I think you
should take precautions.
The "newsboy cap" is another favorite of mine as is
the Greek fisherman look. I have these in felt and wool
and corduroy. They're not only
versatile but also easy to stick in
one's pocket when removed.
I think that I had the best fun
buying a beret at the French
store at Epcot. Now I can be
"Pierre" and look jaunty at the
(Are you getting the feeling
that when it comes to hats, I
need to get a life?)
Well, the next time you want
to look sartorially splendid or
assume a new look or protect
yourself from the elements, con-
sider a new chapeau. If you do,
my hat's off to you. 0
ou may know that a "wan-
dering Jew" is a commonly
found plant in some areas,
and a "Jew's harp" is a
musical instrument. Can you identify
a "Jew lizard" and a "Jew's ear"?
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Lrequilsny we sr p.m!' mDL, V uomstiv
"No synagogue should have a prayer
for Israel without a prayer for our
country. And no synagogue should
have a prayer for the men and women
of the Israeli Defense Forces without
one for our men and women in uni-
— Retired Navy Capt. Arnold
Resnicoff in the article
"Synagogues Battle To Keep
Militag Jews' Morale High" in the
spring issue of the United Synagogue
of Conservative Judaism Review.
My personal trainer named Trevor
Keeps urging me, "Never say never."
But I say, "What for?"
My playtseh's* so sore
I'm more upg'kaylet** than ever!
— Martha Jo Fleischmann
** (idiomatic) worn out; done in
"I feel rushed all week — and on Shabbat, when I light my
Shabbat candle, everything stops and I feel relaxed."
— Bassie Nachlas, 17, Oak Park
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Source: From The New Joys of Yiddish
by Leo Calvin Rosten, edited by
Lawrence Bush, copyright 2001, by
the Rosten Family LLC. Used by per-
mission of the Rosten Family LLC.