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  • Aaron Liberman’s kippah makes basketball history

    January 6, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    On Jan. 5, Aaron Liberman of Northwestern checked in for the final minute of action against Michigan in the Wildcats’ 74-51 men’s basketball loss in Ann Arbor. In the process, the redshirt freshman made history twice:

    According to the Big Ten News Network, Liberman was the first...

  • In Each Generation…

    By Nolan Lebovitz

    March 21, 2013 | 11:19 pm

    This past week, I witnessed an almost certain miracle.  My one and a half year old son has never been willing to wear a Kippah (yarmulke) during religious services or even for thirty seconds during the blessing over the wine.  Sometimes people at shul point it out to me, as if I...

  • Bar-Ilan student kicked out of class for not wearing yarmulke

    December 12, 2012 | 9:53 am

    A Bar-Ilan University Talmud professor kicked a male student out of his class for not wearing a yarmulke.

    The incident reportedly occurred last week and later came to light on the Bar-Ilan Facebook page. A complaint posted omn the page over the weekend by a classmate and the...

  • Md. student asked to defend wearing 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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  • Head games: Jordanians tell Israelis to keep out kipot

    October 28, 2010 | 10:35 am

    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...

  • Customs Kippah

    By Joel Chasnoff

    June 3, 2009 | 2:09 pm

    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...

  • You’re Fired!

    By Raphi Salem

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    From the beginning, even before it was famous, "The Apprentice," Donald Trump's reality TV show, had piqued my interest -- but not enough

    to make a standing engagement with my TV set whenever it was on.

    But then one Friday night I had Shabbat dinner with a few friends, and it...

  • Ask the Rabbi

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    It's late on Sunday evening at KFI 640 AM's &'9;Koreatown station, and within the confines of an overly bright fluorescent-lit radio booth, a tall man with Phil Donahue-white hair and a scraggly reddish beard worthy of the Norse god Thor sits alone at the mike.

    Dressed in dependable...

  • Greatness

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    November 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    In most big cities in the United States, horse-and-buggy rides are offered as tourist attractions. It is therefore not shocking to find them lined up in Philadelphia, right near Constitution Hall and the Liberty Bell.

    What was surprising, however, was whom I found driving a horse and...

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