Velvet Kippahs (Yarmulkes) are just one kind of Kippah style we have to offer. Soft velvet with colorful designs is an excellent option for a young one’s first kippah. A kippah is a reminder of the relationship between the Jewish people and Hashem, often worn in synagogue if not every day. There are plenty of kippahs to choose from, meaning there is a style for everyone.
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.