- A long satin cloak for men.
- "Hasidic men typically wear a black overcoat known as a bekishe." (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/bekishe/)
Languages of Origin
bekiesza bekishe 'long fur-lined coat'
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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