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Kippot\Yarmulkas are not explicitly mentioned anywhere in Tanach, although it is possible that covering one's head was a common cultural practice. The first Halachic mention of covering one's head is in the Talmud, in the following places: Kiddushin 31a: R' Huna didn't go four amot with his head uncovered, saying "The Shechina is always above me." ...


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I heard Rabbi Berel Wein discussing that Rashi's headcovering (in the animated film made by Rabbi Wein) is red, maroon, and/or brown. The historical research shows those were men's colors for Jews in Rashi's time and place. Someone objected that it should be a black velvet yarmulka. Rabbi Wein replied that black happened in the 1400s as a result of a Church ...


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In this shiur by Rabbi Yonason Roodyn (17:26) he quotes the Rif that can be taken to mean that there is an obligation for gentiles to cover their heads in a synagogue.


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אף-על-פי שבודאי שאין ללמוד תורה בגילוי ראש, מכל מקום אין זה מעיקר הדין, אך יש להזהר בזה מאד, ואפי' כשלומד לבד בחדרו. [שו''ת יביע אומר ח''ו חאו''ח סי' טו סק''ז]‏ Meikar Hadin (according to the letter of the law) one isn't obligated to learn with a head covering: nevertheless, one should certainly wear a head covering while learning (even alone in his ...


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Let me break this question down. First, there is a minhag (custom) that men should cover their head as a sign of reverence to G-d. The custom was codified as halacha for men (Orach Chaim 91:3) which stated that it is forbidden to say G-d's name or to even walk into a Synagogue with your head uncovered. For me the practical aspects are (a) that the kippah ...


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In Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De'ah 157:1, the Ramma quotes a Beis Yoseif saying that shaas hashmad is only when the gizeira (decree) is specifically against Jews. The Shach there (#6) clarifies that if the gizeira is against the entire medina (country or jurisdiction), even though Jews are included, it is not called shaas hashmad.


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There is no actual halakhic obligation for even a Jew to wear a kipa. The brakha in the morning (which is to be recited upon doing the action) "`oter Yisrael batifara" is recited upon wrapping a turban. See Mishne Torah hilkhoth tefilla pereq zen. Over time in Ashkenazi galut, various customs changed and wearing a kipa became the accepted practice. This is ...


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Refer to Kings I chap. 8 v 41-42. After completing the building of the First Temple in Jerusalem, King Solomon prays to God: "Also to the stranger who is not from the nation of Israel who comes (to visit the Temple) from a far-away land for the sake of your name. For they will hear of your name and your strong hand and outstretched arm and he will come and ...


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Orach Chaim 91:3 - The Beis Yosef says that Yesh Omrim that you are not allowed to say Hashem's name with your head uncovered.


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A kippah is not a sacred garment. (The Star-K had found people putting worn-out kippahs in a disposal box intended for worn-out scrolls, which must be buried. So they had to mention that a worn-out kippah may be thrown in the trash!) A kippah is a hat. If you feel like cutting it, go right ahead. Practically I don't know how the edges will then look, but ...


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Kippot do not have any inherent holiness to them and may be disposed in your regular trash. Sources: shaimos.org, Star-K


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The answer to this question can have various outcomes all depending on what you hold regarding kippa and what you hold regarding a woman's head covering. There are shittos which hold that wearing a kippa saves your from the issur min HaTorah of bechukasaim lo teilachu (Taz opinion in Orach Chaim 8:3). Then there are those who hold you can even learn without ...


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Mishna B'rura (2:12) writes that there are those who say that a toupee-wearer must wear a kippa on top of it because of maris ayin, but there are others who say it's not necessary. In other words: technically, it is a valid head-covering. But since we are worried that people will think that the toupee is his real hair and that he is not wearing a head ...


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It seems to be that the answer depends on the effect that a baseball-cap covering your head has on you. From what I understand, the reason why we cover our heads all day is because of the gemara in Shabbat (156b) which says: כסי רישיך כי היכי דתיהוי עלך אימתא דשמיא (My) translation: "Cover your head so that there will be on you fear of heavens" which is ...


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The general practice I have seen in both in practice and in writing is that a non-Jew should wear a head covering in the Beis Kenesses: "The rule about a head covering in the synagogue should also be observed by non-Jews. The male visitor who does not have a head covering of his own, should take a skullcap provided by the synagogue. the skullcap ...


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The Mishna Berura (2:11) quoted in the linked article brings from the Shaloh Hakadosh that while not required by the strict letter of the law it is considered "midas chassidus" (pious behavior) to cover one's head while sleeping.


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Shaalos U'Tshuvos Minchas Yitzchak 4:60, Ben Ish Chai Parshas Vayishlach 1:17, Halichos Shlomo 13:26, mention putting on the Yarmulke first when finishing to bathe. Halichos Shlomo also mentions leaving on the Yarmulke until all the clothing is removed. צרוך ללבוש הכיפה בראשונה מיד כשבא למקומו לפני כל מלבישיו ולסלקו מראשו לאחר גמר פשיטת כל מלבושיו


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Yes he should make a bracha, but he should cover his head with his hand. [If he has any random material e.g. sleeve, that would be better.] 1 - There are opinions that say that one's own hand would be a good covering, and the Mishna Berura (2:12) writes that in case of need some rely on this opinion. Even though it would be better to cover the head with a ...


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The Mishna Berurah in siman 25 s"k 27 says that when putting on the Tefilah Shel Rosh, one should be careful that his head is covered before making the beracha. He gives the source as the Pri Megadim.


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People seem to have turned kippah into a ritual object, when it really isn't. It's religiously appropriate to cover your head, and a kippah is just a convenient way to do so. In the Star-K guide to sheimos disposal, they make clear that a worn-out kippah can be thrown in the trash! (I suspect they saw people depositing them for dignified burial along with ...


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Qitzur Shulhhan 'Arukh - Yalqut Yosef (Even HaEzer 21:9) writes (my translation): פשט המנהג שבנות רווקות הולכות בגילוי ראש ברשות הרבים, שמעיקר ההלכה אשה שאינה נשואה אינה חייבת בכיסוי ראש. ורק בעת שמתפללות או מברכות ומזכירות שם שמים, תכסנה ראשן The general custom is for single women to go in public with uncovered hair; because, per 'Iqar HaHalakhah, ...


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Even in a real public domain one can carry things within 4 Amot. (ShA OC 349) So he was allowed to pick it up and put it on. Then he's wearing it and can continue walking. (Though he might not have been allowed to wear it without enough clips to begin with...)


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Say the B'racha without a head covering. The Gra disagreed with R. Yosef Karo’s ruling (that it is forbidden to walk with an upright posture and cannot walk 4 amoth without a head covering) and countered that one is never obligated to wear a head covering, even while participating in a religious event. His opinion was based in part on a Tosefta ...


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The goal is to cover the head. While it might be considered improper to wear a baseball hat in synagogue (though I have seen it) the religious obligation to cover the head would be fulfilled. In terms of styles, kippah types vary and since there is no inherent rule about style, your only concern would be if the head covering was explicitly identifiable as ...


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A responsum (Shu"t Zichron Yehuda # 20) of R. Judah Ben Asher implies that there is no obligation: וטוב הוא שלא לישב בגילוי הראש בשעת הלימוד למי שיוכל לסבול לפי שלימוד יותר באימה ולפעמים מפני כובד החום אינו יכול לסבול And it is good to not sit bareheaded at the time of learning for one who is able to bear it, since the learning will be with more ...


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I wrote a piece on another blog about 3 years ago, that I think is still valid as a general rule with regard to wearing a Kippah at job interviews or at work. And I still believe that if an employer won't tolerate your wearing a Kippah you may not want to work there, but everyone needs to make his own decision. However, in your particular case, it sounds ...


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Halacha Berurah says that your kippah should cover the majority of your head, and if you can't do that much, then it should at least be visible from all sides.


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HaRav Haim Levi Shelit"a (Anshe Hayil 1:55) says hats count for a head covering.


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Rabbi Moshe Feinstein Zatzal wore such a Yarmulke Also Rabbi Elazar Menachem Man Shach Zatzal wore such a Yarmulke My understanding is that such a Yarmulke was worn at times when no hat was worn in order to completely cover the head.


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Seems to be the common lithuanian kippah http://philippi-collection.blogspot.fr/2011/10/lithuanian-kippah.html


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