Jewish consumers with a love of all things Scottish can now buy an officially kosher tartan.

The tartan was recently revealed and was created by Mendel Jacobs. He is the only Scottish-born Rabbi living in the country, and his blue and white design has now been registered with the Scottish Tartans Authority.

The fabric is a non wool and linen mix, following the Jewish fabric law that prohibits mixing wool and linen.

“A friend of mine told me about a Polish tartan and a Sikh tartan had been registered, so why not a Jewish one?” Jacobs, from Glasgow, told The Scotsman.

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“Jews have always enjoyed a positive relationship with Scotland. It’s one of the few countries where there is no history of persecutions.



“I chose blue and white as the colors of both the Israeli and Scottish flags,” he said.

“The central gold line represents the gold from the Ark in the Biblical Tabernacle and the many ceremonial vessels.

“The silver is to represent the silver that adorns the Scroll of the Law and the color red is for the traditional red Kiddush wine.”

“There are also a lot of Jewish ex-pats around the world with links to Scotland.”

Jacobs teamed with Mike Wilson, with the Scottish Tartans Authority, to make the design.

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