Frumka, Hijab in Judaism that looks like Hijab in Islam

The matter of hijab and clothing that syar’i turns out not only belongs to Muslims only. Religions rooted in other pseudonym such as ultra-orthodox Jews, for example, also have closed clothing that characterizes their communities.

Reporting from, Orthodox Jewish groups see the wearing of the Hijab which the brand refers to as frumka, as a “Divine call” that must be obeyed by all Jews.

At first glance, frumka has no difference with Muslims who also wear a cover called a burqa. As a result, this seems to be interesting for those who do not know about the wearing of closed clothes, which is often disputed in some countries. Not only is it an ultra-orthodox Jewish identity, the use of frumka for them also symbolizes a woman’s modesty.

Strict frumka (Hijab in Judaism) rules for ultra-orthodox Jewish women of haredi sect

Jewish women of haredi sect
Jewish women of haredi sect

For an ultra-orthodox Jew, women are such respected figures and should be protected. Therefore, the use of frumka is obligatory upon them. According to Lior Zaltzman in her opinion piece published by Forward said, these women cover themselves, barely leave their homes and do not talk to men.

They wear many layers of clothing underneath or scarves. According to their beliefs, women should not be seen just like that and should be protected.

Therefore, the use of frumka becomes a solution if they are forced out of the house for a business. More surprisingly, they also consider a woman’s voice and the tap of her shoes to be a source of great temptation and sin.

Frumka, that is similar to the clothes of a Muslim Hijab

Frumka, Hijab in Judaism that looks like Hijab in Islam
Frumka, Hijab in Judaism that looks like Hijab in Islam


Unlike the Haredi sect that covered its body from head to toe tightly, the Jews of Lev Tahor’s group still showed their faces. It’s just that in dress, they also wear a frumka that covers his entire body. Maybe even if it is aligned with Muslim women who wear hijab, there is almost no fundamental difference.

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The existence of frumka itself was popularized by an Orthodox Jewish leader named Bruria Karen. At that time, he claimed that wearing an awrah cover was a Jewish tradition. Even according to Jerusalem-based journalist Sheera Frenkel, quoted by National Public Radio said, the appearance of frumka worn is similar to the burqa worn by many women in Afghanistan.

Became one of the efforts of the Jews to re-establish their Talmudic teachings

The use of frumka for the Jewish women who wore it, was a form of them returning to the true teachings of religion. One of the Jewish figures from the Heredi sect, Rabbi Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss quoted from said, the use of this dress in order to uphold “Jewish sharia”.

Not only that, the use of frumka is one form of return to the original teachings of the Talmud, where the contents advocate hijab as a symbol of modesty for women.

Surprisingly, both the Haredi sect and Lev Tahor, are equally vehemently opposed to zionism and Israel’s violent attempts at Palestine. A pretty shocking fact.

When compared to the condition of Muslim women in Indonesia, the wearing of hijab and the like can be said to have shifted from the essence of the use of clothing itself.

Just look at the moment, most of the hijabs worn look fashionable and with a wah look, which actually invites the attention of the opposite sex. Unlike the frumka above, it looks only black and without any particular decoration or pattern. Try going back and ask yourself, what was your original intention to wear hijab?

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