What Is a Yarmulke?

A Yarmulke is a brimless cap that is made from cloth and traditionally worn by Jewish males so as to fulfill the customary requirement that the head needs to be covered. 

In Orthodox  Jewish communities, it is worn at all times. Among non-Orthodox communities, those who wear them customarily do so only during prayer and when attending a Jewish wedding.

Key Points

  • The reason for wearing this headpiece is to show a sign of respect and fear of God.
  • It is been said that this head piece separates God and human and that by wearing it you are recognizing that God is above all mankind.
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