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  • German Jewish leader warns against wearing kipah in Muslim neighborhoods

    February 26, 2015 | 9:54 am

    A Jewish leader in Germany advised Jews not to wear yarmulkes in neighborhoods with large Muslim populations.

    Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, in an interview Thursday with the Berlin-based radio station rbb Inforadio recommended wearing a hat...

  • ‘Magic Kippa’ designed for attack-wary observant Jews

    January 23, 2015 | 12:06 pm

    The Associated Press reported today that, in response to the increasing numbers of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, an Israeli barber has designed yarmulkes that blend in with the wearer’s hair.

    Called the “Magic Kippa,” the head coverings, made of synthetic hair, are washable,...

  • Leaked Quebec plan would ban kippot on public workers

    August 29, 2013 | 11:44 am

    A plan by Quebec’s government to ban “religious symbols,” including yarmulkes or kippot, among public sector workers has elicited worry from religious minorities in the Canadian province.

    The bill would seek to ban public employees from wearing large Christian crosses or...