- a long, linen sash used as a binding for the Sefer Torah by Jews of German (Yekke) origin
- The Sefer Torah was bound with a Wimpel.
Languages of Origin
Yid. װימפּל vimpl, cognate of German "cloth," derived from Old German, bewimfen, meaning "to cover up" or "conceal"
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
North America, Great Britain
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimpel. Mentioned in the JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words under entry for "gartl."
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