A kippah or yarmulke is a head covering worn by Jewish men and boys. It is sometimes worn by Jewish women and girls as well, though not as commonly. Orthodox Jewish men generally wear a kippah at all times. In non-Orthodox communities, kippot (plural of kippah) are commonly only worn while praying, attending a synagogue, or participating in other Jewish activities such as a bar mitzvah or funeral.
The word "kippah" comes from the Hebrew word meaning "to cover," and literally means head covering or skullcap. It is traditionally worn to show respect and reverence for God.
Kippot can be made from a variety of materials, including velvet, suede, leather, and cotton. You often see crocheted kippot as well. At Holy Land Market, we offer embroidered Messianic kippot made of satin.
Why Do We Wear the Messianic Kippah?
Wearing a kippah is more than just a fashion choice; it's an act of faith that reminds us to be God-fearing and to live according to His commands. For the Jewish, wearing kippot conveys a commitment to God's laws and adherence to them.
There's no doubt that Jesus was born into a Jewish family who followed the customs of their religion. It was essential to Him that His followers be aware, knowledgeable, and faithful to the traditions of His Jewish heritage. There is a high chance that Jesus and His followers wore kippot during their time. Many Christians, like modern orthodox Jewish men, wear a kippah today to associate themselves with their religion's Jewish roots in a special way. These head coverings are called Messianic kippot.
Wearing a Kippah Today
Today, there are no stringent rules on what type of kippah to wear, as they are available in a wide range of sizes, colors, and materials. However, some people prefer to stick to the traditional black velvet kippah. The important thing is that the kippah should cover the head to fulfill the requirements of Jewish law.
Kippot from Jerusalem
We offer Messianic kippot at Holy Land Market. These head coverings are made of satin and embroidered with the Messianic Seal of Jerusalem, which is a combination of the Temple Menorah and the Ichthys, a fish representing Christianity. These symbols intersect to create a Star of David in the center. The Messianic Seal represents the combination of Jewish learning and Christian faith.
Our kippot are made of the finest materials right in the Holy Land by well-known Israeli designers and producers. You can trust that their work has been developed with a particular intention: to remind you of God's divine presence above you.
In addition to our Messianic kippot, we have a selection of traditional Jewish kippot available as well. These are made of knitted cotton, satin, suede, and silk. We offer a wide range of designs and colors to match every style. We also offer a variety of sizes to ensure a comfortable fit.
Kippot make great gifts for loved ones and friends who prefer to have their heads covered out of reverence to God during religious rituals or anytime. They also work for those who wish to wear a kippah as a special way of showing their support for Israel. Get yours today!
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