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Late Summer News ... new Kippahs and why we wear a kippah

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Late Summer News ... new Kippahs and why we wear a kippah

Why do Jews wear kippahs?  What is a kippah?  Jews wearing a head covering called a kippah / kippa / kepah / kippot plural (Hebrew meaning dome) or a yarmulke (Yiddish) or skull cap.  Simply but a kippah is like wearing a blessing on your head.  Wearing a kippah is showing respect for G-d / Ha Shem.  While wearing a kippah is required in most synagogues the donning of a kippah is not a Torah requirement aka a commandment.  Covering one's head is a long standing custom that we recognize that G-d is "above" us.  It is also a way...

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