Whether attracting admiration or hatred, the kippah is rarely ignored. Indeed, today it is undoubtedly one of the most recognized signs of Jewish identity.
Interestingly, Jewish head-coverings have taken different forms over the millennia, and their importance – or lack thereof – has been widely discussed.
Where do kippahs come from?
When should they be worn?
How important are they, really?
This masterful presentation is full of history, law, amusing and fascinating anecdotes, and much more. Written in a clear and user-friendly style by master educator Rabbi Moshe Becker, The Kippah teaches all about Yarmulkes, Judaism – and life.
The book provides several sources from the Mishnah, Gemara, Tanakh and general rabbinic literature along with good and funny stories about the importance the kippah had on the Jewish community. However, despite its short pages, the author was repetitive about the same points in different chapters.
Engaging broad based text analysis that is easy to read. Asks and answers interesting questions on the impact and the importance of this Minhag Yisrael.
Jimmy Stone –
fascinating book. Covers the history, significance and customs of what is one of the most famous Jewish symbols… very readable!
Good things do come in small packages.
The author did a perfect job in creating this little one of a kind little masterpiece. Very comprehensive, honest and open and authoritative conversation on the Lippman – for everyone. Bought a few more for friends.