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Traditional head-covering primarily worn by male Jews

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What should one do if his kippah falls off during the Amidah?

What should one do if he notices that his kippah fell off during the Amidah? How does this depend on whether he is between brachot, in the middle of the body of a bracha, or saying the bracha itself?
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How does the kippah stay on the head?

I was just watching a video and noticed that the kippah is worn very far back - how doesn’t it fall off? Apologies for such a probably “obvious” answer to anyone Jewish. I did search on the site and ...
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Black Yerushalmi Kippah?

First, not talking about the Na Nach kippahs (which have different stitching and band). Those come on all kinds of colors. I am wondering who wears a black yerushalmi kippah? Karlin-Stolin, some ...
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Outside of prayer/worship, where is it written that there is a requirement to wear a kippa?

Outside of prayer/worship, where is it written that there is a requirement to wear a kippa? I have heard that there's no halachic requirement to wear a kippa other than for prayer/worship.
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Where in the Tanakh is it derived that females are to cover their heads when praying?

Where in the Tanakh is it extrapolated that females are to cover their heads or hair when praying or reciting the name of HaShem? I form this question upon reading the following: Women and girls ...
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Where in the Tanakh is the subject of head-covering or hair-covering for females taught or hinted?

Where in the Tanakh is the subject of head-covering or hair-covering for females taught or hinted? (I have researched MiYodeya and the similar questions or answers are based on non-Tanakh passages. I ...
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Questions about gentiles, the Kotel and kippot [closed]

I'm an agnostic non-Jew. I will be visiting Jerusalem. Can I go to see the Wall? Can I touch it? Will I be asked to wear a kippah?
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The word Yamakah [closed]

I’ve looked all over the internet for the origin of the word Yamaka. I guess you could also spell it yamakah. I’m so confused because I grew up using it and people I speak with still use it. However, ...
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Is one allowed to have one's kippah resting on the straps of the shel rosh

Is a man permitted to have the kippah that he is wearing resting on the straps of the shel rosh tefillin that are on his head? Perhaps it would be forbidden because it would be a secular object ...
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Hexagonal seret vizhnitz yarmulke

Does anyone know where to find the hexagonal seret vizhnitz yarmulkes? They are impossible to find. And to get it from Israel especially is impossible and super expensive, is there maybe any place to ...
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Is a gentile required to wear a kippah while studying Torah?

A Jew must not walk around with his head non-covered (Shu"A Orach Chayim 2,6 " ולא ילך ארבע אמות בגילוי הראש מפני כבוד השכינה). Is a gentile required to cover his head while studying Torah? If a ...
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Halachic sources that say that Kippah is not obligatory

Are there any Halachic sources that say that one doesn't have to wear a Kippah? In a day to day situation. Nothing to do with work. Just simply no Kippah anywhere.
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Whose head covering takes precedence: mine or my wife's?

Suppose there's a hypothetical scenario where there's only one head covering available (e.g. a baseball hat) — should I wear it or should my wife? Whose head covering would take precedence and why?
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In terms of kippot, has there ever been a debate regarding what part of the head needed to be covered? [duplicate]

You typically see Kippot worn two different ways. Either on the very top of one's head. (child on right) Or on the back of one's head (on what you might consider the "point" of the skull) - (This ...
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Picking up kippah that blew off on shabbat in karmalit

A kippa has blown off someone's head on shabbat in an area without an eruv. The kippa is now on the ground. How should one respond? Would the same apply to dropped gloves or key belts etc. Pick it up ...
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Exercise-friendly head covering

When I go jogging or play soccer my yarmulkah will not stay on, so I wear a baseball cap instead (my hair is too thin/absent for clips or velro). This makes my head uncomfortably hot. What could I ...
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Since when was a kippah worn? [duplicate]

Paul, being educated as a Pharisee in Jerusalem by Gamaliel, writes: "Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head" (1 Cor. 11,4). Also, he find this so natural that he ...
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If one doesnt have a kippah should he make a bracha?

If one doesn't have a kippah (or anything to cover his head) should he eat without making a bracha or not make one at all?
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The kippah and dina d'malchuta dina

If the military forces a Jewish member to remove his kippah because they do not allow head covering, must he comply under dina d'malchuta dina or not? On the one hand, head covering in Judaism is a ...
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Is wearing a kippa as a non-believer okay? [duplicate]

After an anti-Semitic attack against a man wearing a kippa in Berlin, Germany in April 2018, over 2000 people gathered for a "Wear a kippa" march in order to show solidarity. Germans of various ...
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Seeking articles on kippa styles

I've noticed that the style of kippa seems to be an "identity marker" for the "type" of Jew one is. For example, it seems yeshivish boys wear only plain black kippot. More "modern" young kids seem to ...
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Proper disposal of old kippot

Is there a proper and respectful means of disposal of old kippot? I have lots lying around. I set aside many of them that are dingy and aren't ever going to be worn again by anyone. What can I do with ...
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Showing support for jewish community by publicly wearing a Kippa while not being jewish?

I'm a German and I have been wearing a couple of times a Kippa in public on dates of significance to holocaust. For example on September 1st when wearing Star of David was made mandatory. Is that way ...
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Difference between a 4 or 6 piece yarmulke.

I have heard people say that a 6 piece yarmulke is preferable to a 4 piece one. Is there any basis for this?
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Head Coverings For Large Head and Long Hair

I happen to have an unusually large head to begin with, so that only the largest knitted kippot that I spend time stretching out even more barely fit. But now that I'm growing out my hair to donate ...
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wearing two hats at the same time-is that a probelem?

I grew up hearing that if you put two hats or two yarmulkas at the same time that you could forget your learning- is there any source for this?
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Minimum kippah size

I'm Reform, and I generally wear a kippah when leading/participating in prayer or study, and when otherwise volunteering for my congregation. I know it's optional for women (of which I am one), but it ...
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Kippah vendor websites

This is a fairly simple question, however, my experience with Google makes it seem much more difficult. What is a good website for getting non-bulk kippot in personal styles (eg. velvet, suede, knit/...
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Would it be considered disrespectful to wear an Islamic styled cap as a Kippah?

I came into Judaism in college. I come from a Jewish family (my mother's side) but I was raised in a secular household after my mother married out of the religion. She was raised in a Jewish household ...
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Can I cut to my kippah to make it smaller?

I have a nice black silk kippah, the only problem is that it's too big. Can i cut around to make it smaller? Is there holiness in Kippa, is there a prohibition to cut it?
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Can I wear tzitzit without having a kipa on my head?

I'm not in a religious school and can't wear my kipa there; but, I would like to wear my tzitzit (tallit katan). Is it permitted to wear tzitzit (tallit katan) without wearing a kipa?
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What is the halachic source for wearing in a kippa [duplicate]

I wear a kippa and tzitzis everday. The source for tzitzit is easy, we say it in shma and it's mentioned in the Gemara in brachot. The source for the kippa is wholly unknown to me, yet it is such an ...
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Is it a halacha for men to cover their heads? [duplicate]

I am trying to determine the extent of the Jewish requirement for men to cover their heads throughout the day (that is, other than while making a bracha). It is fairly clear that this is not a ...
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Should we ask a non-Jew to wear a kippa for a burial?

Should we ask a non-Jew to wear a kippa for a burial? He likely doesn't have an obligation to do so. We often ask them in a synagogue (and this answer discusses the reasons) but what about a cemetery?
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Are you required to wear a kippah during very strong winds?

If I am walking and the wind is very strong - the kippah flies off almost as soon as I put it on and I don't have a bobby pin with me - do I have an obligation to keep putting it on and securing it ...
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Head covering a sign of being a bride of HaShem?

Bnei Yisrael’s relationship with HaShem is often described as a marriage; HaShem is the groom and Bnei Yisrael are His bride. See Shir HaShirim for an extended example. The Prophets frequently ...
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Does the position of the kipa change as the man changes his orientation with respect to the ground?

Is the correct position for the kipa always above the head or does it change as you change positions? For example if you hang upside down does the kipa still need to be on "top" of your head or should ...
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What to do if you need to say a bracha but do not have access to a head covering?

If for whatever reason your head is uncovered and it is impossible for you to cover it with something else. To keep things simple let's say that you're in your boxers on the moon and you have a water ...
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Are bobby pins considered "Bigdei Isha"?

While the title of this question sounds like purim-torah-in-jest, this is not my intent. A Shabbat guest told me then when he was in a yeshiva high school about 20 years ago, the rosh yeshiva ...
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Were/are there any gedolim that do not wear a hat of some kind?

It seems like almost major rebbeim/poskim do/did ear some sort of additional head covering (black hat, streimel, cap, etc) for davening. If the practice is that universal among gedolim, that might ...
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May a Jewish actor remove his kippah in order to play a non-Jewish character?

Pretty self explanatory really. Yarmulka or kippah is a minhag that we have to cover our heads. May Jewish actors remove their head covering for the purposes of their jobs?
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Why do some Breslov chasiddim have the custom to wear white yamalkas?

Many Jews tend to wear black yamalkas and that seems to be the widespread custom among Yeshivish, Modern Orthodox, Chasidic and Haredi Jews. It seems that Breslover Chassidim have the custom to wear ...
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Can you omit wearing a yarmulka for a job interview?

When going to a job interview, if a person suspects for whatever reason, that he may be unfairly discriminated against if he wears a yarmulka, is he allowed to omit wearing it? Would this be ...
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Yarmulke fell off outside of the eiruv?

This past Shabbos, I was walking with some friends for an aufruf in another part of town. Where we started from had an eiruv, and where we were going had an eiruv, but there was an area in between ...
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Is this Kippa clip muktzeh?

I got this really cool kippa clip. I'm wondering, is it muktzeh?
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Is a ban on government workers wearing religious symbols a gezeirat hamalchut for which one would be obligated to give up his life?

So, i haven't heard that anyone today is making this punishable by death, but still... France has a law that prohibits government workers from wearing religious symbols on their job. This naturally ...
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Kippah (yarmulke) size

Warning: this question relies on anecdotal evidence. I have noticed that often Chareidi and heterodox Jews will wear much larger kippot than Modern Orthodox and Dati-Leumi (and heterodox rabbanim). ...
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Transferring discrete "kippah clips" between domains on Shabbat, if the clips are NOT sewn to the kippah

A) Imagine the following: It is Shabbat, and I am using spring-loaded hair clips or bobby pins to attach a kippah to my hair. The clips or pins are NOT sewn to the kippah: instead, they are discrete ...
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Transferring "kippah clips" between domains on Shabbat, if the clips are sewn to the kippah

A) Imagine the following: It is Shabbat, and I am using a kippah with sewn-in spring-loaded hair clips. The clips are clipped to my hair. I don't live inside an eruv. May I walk from a private domain ...
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Is it forbidden or just disrespectful to wear a kippah with ads on it while in shul or learning?

When my kids were in yeshiva, the school had a policy that they were not allowed to wear kippot that had any writing other than their name, or "Yerushalayim" or something similar. I.e. - no logos like ...
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