On Beard Catagories

 Posted by on April 30, 2012
Apr 302012

How many of these categories can you identify?


A collage of different beard categories belonging to different categories of people


Frieda Vizel

Frieda Vizel left the Hasidic community, the Modern Orthodox community and the Formerly Orthodox (OTD) community. She now lives in Pomona and is actively looking for a new community to leave. She deals with the perplexities of the communities she left by drawing cartoons about them, a habit that gets her into an excellent amount of trouble.

  4 Responses to “On Beard Catagories”

  1. You forgot the the hatzolo guy the shomrim guy the knacker the ladigayer. Could you please give us some female stereotypes. Thanks and keep up the good work

  2. In the cartoon, one can also catagorize the hats that accompany the beards.

    Sheny, the Hatzolah and Shomrim guys look like everyone else on Shabbos, or at a simcha. The knacker simply keeps his hat clean and in shape, same for his beard. The ladiggayer, the opposite.

    It’s a good idea to catagorize women’s head-coverings: shpitzle, front, frizette, kerchief on sheitel, hat on sheitel, bloiz sheitel, and maybe aigener huhr mit hoisen oifen lobbess.

    Well done, Ms Shtrimpkind! Though maybe the shaygatz should not be wearing a koppel.

  3. No, Martina, if there is no beard he is automatically a shaygatz, no matter whether he wears a kappel or not.

  4. I beg your pardon, Miriam. Mike Tress, OB”M, had no beard yet he was far from a shaygatz. All Litvishe guys without beards are not shkutzim. It’s the “bloizen kop” without a beard that makes a guy a shaygatz.

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