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Old 02-07-2018, 07:21 AM
 
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My great uncle was Jewish, and sometimes when we visited him we saw him praying or reading from his Jewish prayer book in his tallith, but without kippa/yarmulke. Instead he wore on his head what appeared to be a red or black (way back in the fifties, and I can't remember) fez, or fez-like head covering (without tassel, I believe).
Would someone please tell me the meaning and tradition, and whether it suggests his kind of Judaism. I am not Jewish myself, so I have no idea. Years ago, a Jewish fellow suggested that it might mean that he was Sephardic.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:36 AM
 
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Like one of these?
https://www.google.com/search?q=bukh...w=1024&bih=481

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bukharan_Jews
they are affiliated with Sephardi Judaism
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:27 AM
 
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I do not think so. But thank you for your time.
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:02 PM
 
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That was my first thought too.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:15 PM
 
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I thought of this, Morocco. There is a fellow in town in his late 60s whose family emigrated from Morocco to Israel when he was just a boy. He served in the 6 day war and then got married and moved to the USA. He identifies as Sephardic.

Photo from this event: "Moroccan King Makes Good On Promise To Restore Jewish Synagogues. Rabbis pray as the Mayor of Fez, Morocco and Secretary General of the Istiqlal Party, listens on during the inauguration of the Slat Alfassiyine synagogue in the northern city of Fez, on February 13, 2013. The two-year restoration of the 17th century synagogue bore "eloquent testimony to the spiritual wealth and diversity of the Kingdom of Morocco and its heritage," said Moroccan King in a message read by the country's Prime Minister "

https://www.google.com/search?q=jewi...--ooJbqOpxOOM:

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Old 02-08-2018, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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If it was a fez-like head covering it was North African and thus he was Sephardic.
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