Yarmulke - Kippah - Kippot - Yamaka

  • Jeans Kippa – Black with gray stripe (17 cm)

    A high-quality 17 cm denim Kippa with room for a pin on the inside of the Kippa. in Black shade with gray stripe on the outside

  • 12 strong pins for the Kippa

    12 pins for silver metal Kippa, high quality, and long-lasting. A simple and effective tool to hold the Kippa on your head, even in sporting activity and unusual wind. Size 1 * 5 cm

    $1.50$2.00
  • 12 strong pins for the Kippa – black

    12 pins for black metal Kippa, high quality, and long-lasting. A simple and effective tool to hold the Kippa on your head, even in sporting activity and unusual wind. Size 1 * 5 cm

  • White Kippa – “White Light” – with Silver caption “Congratulations”

    Satin white skullcap, combined with Silver caption “Congratulations”

    Silver-colored threads

    $2.00$3.00
  • White Kippa – “White Light” – Satin

    A white Kippa made of satin, glossy and festive

    $2.50$3.00
  • White Kippa – “White Light” – Satin

    A white Kippa made of satin, glossy and festive

    $2.50$3.00
  • White Kippa – “White Light” – with silver rhombus

    Satin white skullcap, combined with silver rhombus embroidery. (15 cm)

    $3.50$5.00
  • Cloth Kippa – White stars (17 cm)

    Top-quality blue cloth Kippa with White stars paintings. With a dedicated place for a pin, on the inside of the Kippa. 17 cm in size

    $4.00$6.00
  • Cloth Kippa – Azure Illustrations (17 cm)

    Top-quality white cloth Kippa with Azure Illustrations. With a dedicated place for a pin, on the inside of the Kippa. 17 cm in size

    $4.00$6.00
  • Cloth Kippa – blue Triangles (17 cm)

    Top-quality white cloth Kippa with blue Triangles Illustrations. With a dedicated place for a pin, on the inside of the Kippa. 17 cm in size

    $4.00$6.00
  • Cloth Kippa -White stripes on blue (19 cm)

    Top-quality blue cloth Kippa with White stripes. With a dedicated place for a pin, on the inside of the Kippa. 19 cm in size

    $4.00$6.00
  • Cloth Kippa -gray stripes on gray (19 cm)

    Top-quality gray cloth Kippa with gray stripes. With a dedicated place for a pin, on the inside of the Kippa. 19 cm in size

    $4.00$6.00
  • Cloth Kippa -White stripes on Azure (17 cm)

    Top-quality Azure cloth Kippa with White stripes. With a dedicated place for a pin, on the inside of the Kippa. 17 cm in size

  • Purple Kippa linen (19 cm)

    High-quality linen Kippa in a unique purple color. With a dedicated place for a pin, on the inside of the Kippa. 19 cm in size

    $4.00$6.00
  • Cloth Kippa -White stripes on black (17 cm)

    Top-quality black cloth Kippa with White stripes. With a dedicated place for a pin, on the inside of the Kippa. 17 cm in size

    $4.00$6.00
  • Cloth Kippa -White Points on black (19 cm)

    Top-quality black cloth Kippa with White Points. With a dedicated place for a pin, on the inside of the Kippa. 19 cm in size

    $4.00$6.00
  • Purple Kippa linen (17 cm)

    High-quality linen Kippa in a unique purple color. With a dedicated place for a pin, on the inside of the Kippa. 17 cm in size

    $4.00$6.00
  • Olive green Kippa linen (17 cm)

    High-quality linen Kippa in a unique Olive green color. With a dedicated place for a pin, on the inside of the Kippa. 17 cm in size

    $4.00$6.00
  • White Kippa – “White Light” – with Star of David

    Satin white skullcap, combined with Star of David embroidery in silver and off-white. (20 cm)

    $5.00$8.00
  • Large Kippa – thick knitting – white and black (20 cm)

    Large Kippa (20 cm) thick knitting (‘Mitnachlim’ style) in white and black shades

    $5.00$8.00
  • Bukhari Kippa (52 cm) in many shades

    Large cloth Kippa covering the entire head (52 cm), with oriental style embroidery. Available in a variety of colors.

    $5.00$8.00

Yarmulke – Kippah, Yamaka

Covering the head is a religious commandment in faiths such as Islam. Judaism also has the concept of covering the head, but it is not religious compulsion. It is worn during prayer or when visiting a place of worship. The skullcap worn by the Jews is called a Yamaka. It is an important symbol of Jewish identity after the Star of David. It has been worn by Jewish men and young boys traditionally. In modern times ladies wear one too as a reaffirmation and reminder of their faith. One often hears a Yamaka being referred to as a “Kippah.” kippah is the Hebrew name for this Jewish hat (כיפה).

Religious Significance of the Yamaka

The Yamaka is a symbol of humility and reverence. Wearing it signifies acknowledgment of a higher authority. It is a reminder that the Almighty keeps a watch on all from above. The custom of covering the head with a skull cap also implies that one is a servant of God.

A passage in the Talmud (Shabbat 156b) instructs its followers to cover their heads. It reads, “Cover your head so that the fear of heaven may be upon you.” There are more references in the Jewish religious commentary.

When do you wear a Yamaka?

Most Jews usually wear a Yamaka when praying or studying the Torah as a sign of respect for God. However, some devout Jews wear this religious head covering throughout the day as a symbol of true devotion to God. Some Jews, those who don’t actively practice the faith, put on a Yamaka occasionally. The occasional events include weddings, funerals and other religious functions. They wear it so as to identify themselves with this religious sect.

What age do you wear a Yamaka?

Jewish children start wearing a Yamaka at the age of 3. At this age, they have their first haircut and also start wearing another easily recognizable religious symbol “tzitzit”. The ceremony is called “upsherin”. Upsherin also marks the beginning of formal Torah education.

Covering the head is a widely followed Jewish tradition. However, like already mentioned above it is not a commandment or a religious obligation. One can go without a Yamaka if his immediate surroundings or situation demands it. For example, you might not be allowed to put on a cap at work. The compulsion factor also depends upon the synagogue one attends.

Types and Designs

The KIPPAH is a small hemispherical cap. It measures 5 inches in diameter. The yarmulke is worn at the apex of the head. It is fitted to the head using hair clips or bobby pins. Many have inbuilt combs to help hold the cap in place. Designs for infants are fitted with ribbon-like ties to secure the cap under the chin.

Earlier, all Yamakas were black and were made of a velvet material with the “Star of David” symbol embroidered on it. However, today religious revolution has allowed for variations in its design, color, and material. Although considered a part of male religious attire, many women have started wearing a Yamaka too. Yamakas for women has lace adornments, beadings, crystals, lace trimmings, and other feminine decorations. They are made in brighter colors. Children’s designs are adorned with baseball emblems and cartoon characters too. Modern caps are crocheted, knitted or made of leather.

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