Often also called yarmulke, a kippah is a traditional head covering worn by Jewish men. A kippah is the Hebrew word for dome. The origin of the custom of Jewish men wearing kippot (plural of kippah) is unknown; there is no biblical passage that refers to the tradition. Rather, it developed as a sign of our acknowledgment that someone above us watches our every action.
When a Jewish man wears a kippah, he is expressing his connection to his Jewish roots. It is about taking pride in one's Jewish heritage and one of the best ways to identify with God's people.
History of Judaica Kippot in Jewish Law
While there are several theories abound in Jewish study as to where the tradition came from, the wearing of the kippah dates back to the Talmudic times. The practice of wearing a head covering was originally reserved for men of great stature in these times and was not mandated for all men. However, as time passed, it became the usual practice for all Jewish men to wear a kippah at all times, but particularly during prayer.
It is a well-known fact that once a custom becomes generally accepted among Jews, it becomes required by the halachic authorities. Some commentators claim that because wearing a kippah has become a sign of distinction between a Jew and a non-Jew, failing to wear a head covering is now prohibited under God's law as indicated in Leviticus 18:3.
Today, modern Orthodox Jewish men all around the world wear the kippah to connect with their spiritual heritage. The gorgeous head covering has a protective significance for many Jews, and when they wear kippot to cover their heads, they can always recall God's overshadowing protection over them.
Judaica Kippah for Orthodox Jewish Men Today
Today, hand-knitted kippot or crocheted kippot from Jerusalem can still give you the same sense of belonging to Jewish heritage as in Talmudic times. There is no need to settle for less or a makeshift version for the next bar mitzvah and other Jewish celebrations. Holy Land Market is the best place to find the finest Judaica kippot from Israel. Here are a few benefits you derive from purchasing one of our Judaica kippot.
Why You Should Choose Holy Land Market
We offer a number of kippah designs for you. You can find a great selection of silk and satin kippot to choose from on our site. These are perfect if you want an elegant traditional style to wear in the sacred space of your synagogue.
If your tastes run more modern, we offer cotton kippot in many different colors as well. These kippot will add some flair when worn to temple and around town!
If you're looking for an Israeli touch, browse through our selection of knitted kippot featuring the national colors. We even have children's kippot so the whole family can find the perfect kippah for them at Holy Land Market. Feel free to browse our kippah offerings today!