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A Brief History of Head Coverings for Prayer

For a long time, Jewish men have worn head coverings to pray.

First, they wore hats. 

Then they began wearing kippot (skull caps) - mostly black, sometimes white, but always plain.

Then modern Conservative and some modern Orthodox men added color and texture to their kippot.  The kippot were woven or crochet and they included embroidered Hebrew names and for the bold ones, emblems of local sports teams.

More recently, women have taken their place along side men at the bimah (altar), but the kippot have, for the most part, still been masculine.

Here, finally, is a kippah that looks like a piece of sparkling jewelry, that allows you to embrace your tradition and still look very feminine.


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