Hebrew Yisraelite Clothing

 Zephaniah 1:8

And it shall come to pass in the day of YHWH’s sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king’s children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.

What is “Strange Apparel” for Hebrew Yisraelites?

Let’s look at the law to get this answer and then answer this question toward the end.

When it comes to clothing according to the law, Hebrew Yisraelites are commanded to …

  • Wear fringes & takayleth (violet) ribbon through the borders of their garment.
  • Do not mix linen & wool together
  • Do not mix fabrics together (few disagree)
  • Men should not wear clothing that pertains to a woman
  • Women should not wear clothing that pertains to a man
  • Aaron & his son’s had special garments


The Law Requiring the Children of Yisrael to wear fringes & takayleth (Tyrian Purple from a Snail) ribbon:

Please read the law below carefully, some believe women are not required to wear fringes & ribbon because they follow the Jewish Tradition when it comes to this law, but if you read carefully, it says “Children of Israel” not only men.

Numbers.15:[37] And YHWH spake unto Moses, saying, [38] Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of takayleth (violet): [9] And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of YHWH, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring: [40] That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your Elohim.

Violet or Blue Ribbon?

In Numbers 15:38, the Hebrew word “Tekayleth” was translated in the KJV to mean blue, however, the “Tekayleth” means violet in Hebrew, not blue. Tyrian Purple was the most expensive dye in the ancient world and even still is today.  Only Kings & the Filthy rich could afford to dye their garments this color.  It was so expensive most could only afford to dye the trim of their garments Tyrian purple.  It only makes sense that Yahweh would command the children of Israel to dye the trim of their garments Tyrian purple.  Israelites were royalty.  A nation of Kings, Priests, & Prophets.

According to …

“Choosing the color of one’s garments in Middle Ages before the advent of synthetic dyes, was more a question of money than a question of taste. Unlike other rare and expensive colors such as purle, blue color was readily available.”

BLUE – A color that was not a color for Kings.  You could get blue from plants or even human urine.

“The most important blue dye was the indigo or the somewhat less intense and locally available woad. Manufacture of the dye involved fermenting the woad leaves with human urine.”

Why would Yahweh want a Pissy Blue on the borders of the Children of Israel’s garment if it was obtained from human urine?  The Royal color is Violet/ Purple not blue.  Good news, because Tekaleth means Violet in Hebrew.  It’s color is from the snail.  Strangely enough, the fake Jews want you to believe the Border or Ribbon was blue so much so it can stay inline with their Talmud, the oral book from Moses passed down to them according to their word, that they found a rare species of snail that still gives a purple dye, but when exposed to the sun is an Indigo blue.  They want you to believe that instead of using the rare purple to dye your border which was hard to find and very expensive, that instead Israelites took the rare purple and put it in the sun to change it from purple to blue.  The same shade of blue that you get from human piss or from plants which were inexpensive and not royal at all.  Anyone could mislead you if color was blue and say they used Tekaleth dye if that was the case.  But you can’t fool anyone with fake Tyrian Purple.  This color is so beautiful that the modern computer screens can’t accurately show you the color. You need to see it from yourself. But it will cost you.  I found a place selling  25mg for $107.  I don’t know if that would even make enough trim to dye borders for one garment.  This is how I know the true color to be violet. Don’t let them deceive you.  Ask questions and if their is confusion in their answer and it doesn’t sit right. Don’t believe it.

“Manufacture of the dye involved fermenting the woad leaves with human urine. The fermentation is facilitated by the presence of alkohol in the mixture. The usual method for the dyers was to drink alkohol and use their alkohol enriched urine for the fermentation process. Pieces of fabric were immersed in the woad bath usually on sundays for at least 12 hours. The blue color became visible after a prolonged contact of the fabric with air. Drunken dyers lying around hanging fabric on mondays gave rise to colloquial german expressions such as “Blauer Montag” (blue monday = stay away from work on monday) and “Blau werden” (get blue = get drunk).”

Why does the KJV use blue? It’s possible that the translators were influenced by the Talmud which says that the ribbon was blue. Are you confused now? If you don’t believe the Talmud & don’t trust the Translators of the KJV, then you should choose Violet Ribbon. If you believe the Talmud and trust the translators, then choose blue. Yah knows your heart if you truly are being obedient to him, instead of following man.

Deuteronomy 22: [12] Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself.

Yahusha the Messiah wore fringes

Matthew 9:19 And YAHUSHA arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. 20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:

The word HEM comes from the Greek word Kraspedon which MEANS A FRINGE OR TASSEL. (STRONG’S #2899) Yahushua kept this law.



Notice the hem of the garments & throughout are fringes & ribbon (probably takayleth)


This is a detail of an alabaster frieze found at an Assyrian palace from the 7th Century B.C. Examine how the Israelites wore their fringes around the borders (hem) of their garments.

This stone relief is dated about 830 B.C. it shows the Israelite King Jehu bowing to King Shalmanser the 3rd. Notice how Jehu’s fringes are around the hem of his garment. Even the Assyrians wore their fringes similar to the Israelites. This is because people who were royal wore fringes. The more fringes you had, the better you looked was the train of thought.


Corner Tassels vs Fringes

Some Hebrew Yisraelite will wear fringes & ribbon according to the way the ancient’s wore them.

Picture above: Hebrew Yisraelite camps teaching the bible on the streets; they are seen wearing fringes &  borders as the ancient Yisraelites wore them, with blue ribbon on top of the fringes.


These garments as well as others, are available for sale at Hebrew Garments makes their clothing for men, women & children according to the way the ancient Hebrew Yisraelites wore them. You have options to use Blue or Violet Ribbon when you purchase their clothing! Hebrew Garments also sells fringes for those looking to add it to their own clothing at home.

Get true 100% Linen Garments down to the fringes & the thread at



Other’s will wear corner tassels similar to the Jewish people in Yisrael;


You can even find many converting both idea’s together wearing both corner tassels & fringes with blue borders


Modern Day Shawl with both Tassels & Fringes with Blue borders on the corner tassels only (some wear blue borders on top of the fringes also)

This picture was take from they sell tassels as well as clothing for those looking for Hebrew Garments.


Deut.22:[5] The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto YHWH thy Elohim.
  • Some Hebrew Yisraelites believe woman can not wear pants because pants pertains to a woman.
  • Some Hebrew Yisraelites believe pants are ok for woman as long as it doesn’t look like men’s pants. You will even find communities that approve women wearing pants, but the pants can not have a zipper on the front, & the pants may even be seen with fringes to make a distinction from men’s pants.
The Deut. 22:5 law, doesn’t say a woman can or can’t wear pants.  This is a fact, no one wore pants in ancient times. The rest comes from interpretation of the scriptures.
Everyone agree’s a woman can’t dress like a man, & a man can’t dress like a woman.


Deut.22:[11] Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.

Lev.19:[19] Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.


Most Hebrew Yisraelite believe that this law is saying you can not mix any fabric which include wool & linen.  YHWH has many laws disapproval mixing of many things,

Lev.19:19 do not mix cattle, do not mix seeds & Deut 22: do not plow ox with a donkey. Yet, I even heard someone disagree that Deut. 22:11 is only speaking about wool & linen if you read it in the Hebrew & not speaking about mixing fabrics. makes clothes using this non mixing guideline.  This is rare now as most seamstresses will sew linen garments using only cotton or polyester thread without even giving you options to use linen thread.  If you want a true Set-apart (holy) apparel, Hebrew will take care of you

Which brings me back to…

What is Strange Apparel for Hebrew Yisraelites?

Now that you know the law pertaining to clothing.

  • It is strange for a Hebrew Yisraelite not to have fringes & blue borders on their garment.
  • It is strange for a Hebrew Yisraelite to wear linen & wool mixed together.
  •  It is very strange for a Hebrew Yisraelite to wear transvestite garments; such asr a man to wearing an article of clothing that clearly should be on a woman & for woman to wear a manly garment that clearly should be on a man.
  • It is strange for a Hebrew Yisraelite to look like he is a Roman, or Egyptian or Scottish or Babylonian or American!  A Hebrew Yisraelite who keeps the covenant of YHWH, wants to embrace his culture & he or she is ok to stand out because they know they are special & set-apart for YHWH.

Zephaniah 1:8
And it shall come to pass in the day of YHWH’s sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king’s children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.

We are not to follow the other nations, we have our own traditions, laws & ways of YHWH of obeying YHWH.  Many Hebrew Yisraelites newly to the faith will look like they are American or from whatever country the live in.  However, those who are seasoned in the word, tend to embrace their culture & wear Hebrew looking garments as instructed in the law.







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