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  •  didn't mean to hijack (0+ / 0-)

    Just was stumped by unfamiliar words.  I figured out tefillin with a little help from Wiki.  But I was still lost on kippah srugah.  Wiki lead me to a particular belief system, but Mets said he wore it which left me more confused.  I understand living a belief system, but 'wearing' it leaves me grasping for meaning.

    I did find that kippah is a head covering similar to and often called a yarmulke.  So I think I'm making progress.

    Thanks for your patience.

    “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

    by markdd on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 07:57:15 AM PDT

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    •  kippah srugah... (1+ / 0-)
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      Kippah and yarmulke are the same thing; the former is Hebrew and the latter is Yiddish.  Srugah refers to a knitted type of this head covering, as opposed to one made out of satin, silk, leather, etc.

      Different communities within Judaism have an unofficial type of Kippah that is commonly associated with them.  The knitted type is usually associated with the modern orthodox and religious zionists.

      Hope this helps.

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      by LivingOxymoron on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 01:23:07 AM PDT

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      •  Thanks! (0+ / 0-)

        “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

        by markdd on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 07:47:08 AM PDT

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