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Monday, 2 April 2012
Keep your Kippah! What about Shaul?
A kippah (plural: kippot) or yarmulke pronunciation (also called a skullcap) is a thin, slightly-rounded skullcap traditionally worn at all times by observant Jewish men! There are different proposed etymologies for the word yarmulke. According to most mainstream etymologists, it is a Yiddish word (ירמולקא) deriving from the Polish word jarmułka, meaning "cap", ultimately possibly of Turkish origin. Others propose that it is derived