Jewish Journal


February 2, 2012

Md. student asked to defend wearing kippah


Photo by Boles Shikmim/Wikipedia

Photo by Boles Shikmim/Wikipedia

A Jewish student at a Maryland high school was asked to prove that he wore a yarmulke for religious reasons.

Caleb Tanenbaum, 17, was asked by the administration of Northwood High School in Silver Spring to provide a letter from a rabbi explaining why he wore the plain, off-white knitted kippah, Patch in Wheaton, Md., reported.

Caleb, an Israeli by birth, decided recently to wear a kippah, according to the news website.

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