Tuesday, 26 March 2013
ABC Wednesday, K for Kippah or Kipa
When I came back from my tour in Israel by the end of March last year, I thought it might be a good idea to dedicate this post to the traditional headdress of the Jewish man.
A kippah or kipa
is a flat shaped cap, usually made of cloth, often worn by Jewish men to fulfill the custom that their head be covered at all times, especially worn by men at prayer.It is worn on the crown of their heads.
Jewish law dictates that a man is required to cover his head during prayer. Originally, wearing a head covering outside of the synagogue for Orthodox males was a custom.
For little boys there are kippot especially designed for children. A kippah is the word for the religious cap that observant Jewish males wear as respect to God.
With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, and to Roger, our new Captain.We started round 11 of the fascinating meme of ABC. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with K.