Kippah is from the root k-f-f, which means “to bend,” as in zoqef kfufim, “(God) raises those who are bent” (Psalms 145:14, and prayer), closely related to k-f-y “to compel, force, invert, subdue.” So, kippah is “a bent shape, dome,” as in kippat shamayim “celestial sphere.”...
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Across Scandinavia, the kipah is becoming a symbol of Jewish defiance.
On Sunday, about 70 Danish Jews took a double-decker bus from Copenhagen on a 10-mile bridge across the Strait of Øresund, on the Baltic Sea, to go to Malmo in a show of solidarity with the embattled Jews of...
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The Jewish reggae star is changing his appearance at a pace that could put Lady Gaga to shame. In a video released to promote his recent single “Sunshine,” Matisyahu revealed blond hair and a T-shirt, looking almost unrecognizable from his days as a Chasid. And in a photo Matisyahu posted Sunday on Instagram, he appears to be sans kippah.
February 2, 2012 | 11:21 am
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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Israelis have been asked to leave their yarmulkes at the border when entering Jordan, an Israeli news site reported.
An Israeli businessman told Ynet that his yarmulkes were taken and put in a safe upon his entry into Jordan, with a Jordanian policeman telling him that it was for...
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I flew to Toronto this morning for a stand-up gig. It’s my fourth trip to Canada in the last two years. On my three previous trips, I was stopped at Customs and forced to open my suitcase so the rubber-gloved security guys could rifle through my undergarments. I don’t know why I was...
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Volume III: Jewish L.A.—Online Oct. 17
With one of the largest Jewish populations in the country, Angelenos don’t hesitate to flaunt the city’s Jewish culture. Discover the exciting opportunities of the Jewish neighborhoods—from the butcher shop to a great place to buy a yarmulke.
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Jennifer Stein wears two hats at City Hall. You could say one of them is a kippah.
The recent Stanford University grad, 23, is the South Valley Area director in Mayor James Hahn's Office of the Neighborhood Advocate. She is also Hahn's liaison to the Jewish community.
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The red-and-white lettering that reads GORE-LIEBERMAN 2000 is already on signs, bumper stickers and buttons. But thanks to Marsha Greenberg of Stamford, Conn., vice-presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman has it stitched on his kippah.
Greenberg crocheted the blue campaign kippah...
April 27, 2000 | 8:00 pmChinese President Jiang Zemin donned his black kippah and followed in Pope John Paul II's footsteps to the Western Wall last week, confident that the world's biggest atheistic state would soon receive a $250 million airborne surveillance system from Israel Aircraft Industries on...