The entries selection comes from the book “Dictionary of Judaica” (2005), which was written by a group of authors led by Eva Kosáková . Entries were further processed by Jaroslav Kuntoš, Dana Veselská, Olga Sixtová, Michaela Scheibová and Lenka Uličná. The book can be purchased at our e-shop.
Men’s head covering
The wearing of a head covering is not a biblical requirement but is part of Jewish tradition and a characteristic feature of religious men. The small satin, velvet, cloth or crocheted unadorned cap (Heb. kippa, Yid. yarmulke) worn on the crown of the head is replaced on the Shabbat evening by a more ceremonial, velvet embroidered four-sided or cylindrical hat. A large hat with a fur rim, known as a shtreiml and typically worn by Hassid men, is a special kind of men’s head covering.Back to list