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    Question Why do Jews wear yamakas?

    Why do they wear them? When must they wear them? What does it signify? Just curious.



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    I think it's in the OT or something.

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    The way I understand it,the yarmulka means "deference to God".
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    Here is what I found...

    Yarmulka is the Yiddish name for the skullcap or kippah worn by many jews all the time and all male jews (and visiting non-jews) at Jewish holy sites. Yarmulka apparently derives from Yare Me-Elohim which means to "stand in awe of God." In the temple period only the priests wore a head covering. When the Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. The synagogue became the center for Jewish worship and the rabbis took to wearing caps in the synagogue as a sign of respect to God and his presence in the holy place. In Isaiah's vision, the part of the liturgy we Lutheran's used to call the Sanctus, the angels were singing "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord! The whole world is full of God's glory." A fourth century Rabbi by the name of Honah ben Joshua took this to mean that not just in the holy places but everywhere God's glory is present. It is said that he never walked more than four cubits bareheaded because as he used to say, God's Presence resides above my head. In ancient times an uncovered head was a symbol of freedom and human strength. The skullcap thus proclaimed that man is subject to God, whose hand is always over him. By the 1500's it became a universal sign among all Jewish males of their special relationship to God. Orthodox Jewish males still wear it at all times, Conservative and reformed jews are more flexible in their use. Although traditionally only worn by men, who alone shouldered the responsibility to study the Torah and to pray, some women have begun to take up the practice at least during worship and prayer. Interestingly it is the covering of the head not the type of hat that is important. Any head covering will do. The skullcap is closely akin to the head covering worn by the ancient rabbis.

    The jews with the black hats, dark clothing, and long sidelocks and beards, are ultra conservative jews who follow the religious teachings of Baal Shem Tov an eighteenth century Rabbi who lived in eastern Europe. He showed economically depressed and illiterate jews how to rejoice and praise God in spite of their hard conditions. The followers of Baal Shem Tov are called the Hasidim or Hasidic jews. Hasidim means pious ones. The share with Christian groups like the Amish a total disapproval of most modern forms of entertainment such as movies and television. their appearance comes from a strict interpretation of the scriptures and an adherence to conservative dress.



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    Orthodox christians wearblack hats. Catholics too. Hats are significant in judeo-christian traditions. St. Paul speaks out about women and hats in the New Testament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo
    Orthodox christians wearblack hats. Catholics too. Hats are significant in judeo-christian traditions. St. Paul speaks out about women and hats in the New Testament.
    Never seen a Catholic wearing a black hat because of their beliefs and I should know because I used to be one of them. Indeed hats of any type tend to be taken off in church unless its a wedding or something.

    Perhaps you are confusing Catholics with the Mafia?

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    look a jewish thread. oops
    tired of your extremism

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Orthodox christians wearblack hats. Catholics too. Hats are significant in judeo-christian traditions. St. Paul speaks out about women and hats in the New Testament.

    "Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?"
    1 Corinthians 13

    In Islam, its called hijab. Look at a statue of Mary[Peace be upon her]. She looks like a Muslim. Yet you people hate a woman who covers herself. You people have mental problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion_Of_Islam View Post
    You people have mental problems.
    says the person who supports 'freedom fighters' who blow themselves up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion_Of_Islam View Post

    "Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?"
    1 Corinthians 13

    In Islam, its called hijab. Look at a statue of Mary[Peace be upon her]. She looks like a Muslim. Yet you people hate a woman who covers herself. You people have mental problems.
    most christians can see it for what it is, an image from a long time ago, when life and culture were different from now.
    oki, not anymore the news forum DL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red View Post
    says the person who supports 'freedom fighters' who blow themselves up.
    We are of sound mind. Your soldiers kill themselves over depression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oki View Post
    most christians can see it for what it is, an image from a long time ago, when life and culture were different from now.
    A chaste woman is timeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion_Of_Islam View Post
    We are of sound mind.
    With all due respect, no one that straps a belt of high-explosives to themselves and walks into a crowded market, cafe, disco etc with the express intent of killing and maiming as many innocent people as possible including themselves is "of sound mind."
    "We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further." Richard Dawkins

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    Take your respect to hell along with you.

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    To hide their male pattern baldness.

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    'Cause they are insane and think the dead Kenite deity called Yahweh gives a fluck.

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    He isnt dead-and you are such a nebbisch
    tired of your extremism

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    The answer is: They're focking stupid pieces of shit.
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    youre angry with the jews now?
    tired of your extremism

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Thunder View Post
    Why do they wear them? When must they wear them? What does it signify? Just curious.
    They get them at infancy and the hat actually fits properly. As they grow it gets "smaller" until it finally looks like what you're used to seeing. They wear them because it's the law.

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