The kippah or yarmulke is the Jewish head covering worn as mark of respect and reverence to G-d, particularly during prayer or whilst in the synagogue, but also throughout their day to day lives by more religious men. Over time the kippah has evolved and today comes in a huge variety of styles, sizes, materials, colors and designs. Here you will find both classic and modern designs in cotton, silk, suede, satin, and more. Take a look around -- you're sure to find the perfect kippah to suit any person and any occasion!
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The Kippah As A Public Proclamation of Faith
Originally worn as a head covering during worship, the kippah has become a symbol of humility to be worn at all times, a public acknowledgment that G-d is above us, as well as public proclamation of faith. We have a great selection of designs, from more formal designs to more casual, everyday kippahs. Our most formal offering is a white, satin kippah with a delicate Jerusalem theme embroidered in outline about the edge. It's a great choice for weddings or Bar Mitzvahs.
Kippah or Yarmulke?
For some, the traditional Jewish head covering is known as a "kippah" while others refer to it as a "yarmulke." What is the difference between these two names? "Kippah" is the Hebrew word for dome (alluding to the dome-shape of the head covering) while "yarmulke" (pronounced as yamaka) is the Yiddish adaptation of the Aramaic phrase for "Fear of the King." Thus, while they are describing the same thing, these two names illustrate the regional and linguistic diversity of Judaism that exists to this day.
Styles of Kippahs
We offer a wide variety of kippah styles for you to choose from. If you are looking for a traditional and elegant style, we have a great selection of silk and satin kippahs for you to choose from. Looking for something more contemporary? Check out our collection of modern kippahs. If you want something more Israeli, check out our wide variety of knitted kippahs or patriotic kippahs. With our selection of kippahs for kids, we are sure that the whole family will find the perfect kippah for them at Judaica Webstore.