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    “Safe” Yarmulka Or Cop Out?

    An Israeli barber has fashioned “magic” yarmulkes out of hair, designed to wear without attracting unwanted attention. Full Story, Video

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    it's stupid
    Guest
    it's stupid

    put on a cap or don’t wear anything if it is so dangerous

    as long as you remember its there, its a good idea
    Guest
    as long as you remember its there, its a good idea
    amazing
    Guest
    amazing

    Were can we buy this kippa?
    I heard it’s about 50 dollars kippa

    Not The way
    Guest
    Not The way

    BH
    If we conceal our Judaism then we will lose… The way to triumph is to show how we are jews; and make that distinction clearer and clearer with every breath we will get out of gulus into geula now!

    I really don't know...
    Guest
    I really don't know...

    It feels wrong somehow.

    is it even kosher?
    Guest
    is it even kosher?

    I would be curious to hear what a rov would say if it’s considered a kosher headcovering for a frum person.

    not the way to go
    Guest
    not the way to go

    YES! I’M JEWISH!!! we have to be proud that we are jewish,only then will the world respect us.

    Bald
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    Bald

    What happens if one is bald? 🙂

    Shaitel..
    Guest
    Shaitel..

    Why any different than wearing a very natural looking shaitel?

    Beenee talk...
    Guest
    Beenee talk...

    Isn’t the point to be “reminded” of the one above? How is that accomplished if its not visual?

    From france
    Guest
    From france

    So what now? We’re all gonna look like goyim??

    Interesting question
    Guest
    Interesting question

    I remember wearing a wig on purim but still felt the need to cover it with a yarmulka. Did I have to? Who knows. It’s just so sad that this is even necessary:-(

    Yechi Kippas
    Guest
    Yechi Kippas

    Are they available?

    Stop being so full of yourselvs.
    Guest
    Stop being so full of yourselvs.

    How many of the chassidim in communist Russia had beards? All the chassidishe yidden of now shaved while in Russia. ( Not the very old ones) Why is it different then a cap. Don’t be holy on someone elses cheshbon.

    YTLM
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    YTLM

    Its genius ! We live in a world where there is unimaginable hate against jews, and if this is what it takes to keep this commitment, then so be it. And for the idiot who called this “stupid”, calling you an ignorant moron would be a compliment. You obviously have no idea what european and middle eastern jews suffer with. Your preception to calling this stupid is exercized while you are living in the last bastion on earth where you can still feel safe. I hope you never have to contiplate what type of yarlmuka you have to wear.

    Toupee
    Guest
    Toupee

    Didn’t the Rebbe wear a toupee in France? Similar idea, even less detectable.

    to #10
    Guest
    to #10

    The point of a yarmulka is for YOU to be reminded of the One Above, not someone else. Most people don’t spend their days looking at their own heads in the mirror, so the visualization is irrelevant. In that sense, it is no different from a sheitel that appears to be exactly identical to the hair it rests on top of.

    חברה
    Guest
    חברה

    אני רואה את הכיפה אבל איפה הראש

    wrong
    Guest
    wrong

    People respect people who respect what they believe in, openly.
    That’s a fact.

    sorry to say
    Guest
    sorry to say

    With this thing/kippa we let anti-Semitism win & control us. I’m not judging I don’t live in Europe but I was in Europe & no one will ever stop me from wearing a bright colored kippa. I think a better idea would be to carry a weapon in Europe & in Israel I think its stupid not to this is self defense we r talking about wake up

    to number #7
    Guest
    to number #7

    Travel to France and then talk!

    finnaly
    Guest
    finnaly

    this great to see this comment spot actually has a interesting conversation going on and i must admit,it it very much amusing to read it.

    the comment committee keep it up

    yours truly
    -abrou

    Mivtzoim
    Guest
    Mivtzoim

    Good for people who aren’t comfortable (yet) wearing kippahs to wrk etc.

    DONT AGREE
    Guest
    DONT AGREE

    I LIVE IN EUROPE , AND I THINK THAT TO WEAR THIS IS NOT THE DEFINITION OF CHOSSID, I ALWAYS WEAR MY YARMULKA AND IN CASE OF A DANGEROUS PLACE YOU CAN WEAR A CAP , BUT THIS IS TOO MUCH…

    Sholom Duber
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    Sholom Duber

    The Rebbe advised some in France to wear a toupe when they went to the place of work.

    To # 17
    Guest
    To # 17

    A Shaitel is clearly to cover your hair for others. With a yarmie – its a “symbol” for yourself and others. Whats the point of an invisible symbol? Not so sure your “knowledge” of its existence suffices when its very theme is to “show” that something is above and beyond yourself.

    #24
    Guest
    #24

    its a different situation

    Ik pa
    Guest
    Ik pa

    Wear a ikipa u feel be safe

    to # 4
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    to # 4

    Yes well once you are assaulted and harmed like your brethren in France, we’ll hear your big talk.Some very atrocious crimes took place against Jews so you want them to be sitting ducks??Use some “sechel” before you start preaching to others.

    chet haegel
    Guest
    chet haegel

    Sin of the golden calf.
    this is how it started

    hello
    Guest
    hello

    that thing is so small, what if I prefer to wear a proper sized yarmulka? and yes, one can wear a cap if they are afraid of the kippa making them more vulnerable.

    please READ:
    Guest
    please READ:

    Its not a kippa, its a hair extension

    to #16
    Guest
    to #16

    Source please?

    Yamulka
    Guest
    Yamulka

    The muslim are not afraid to go around and dress the way they want, why should we
    Wear your Yamulka with pride and not be afraid,
    What will be next? hide ones tziziz it will never end. !!!!!!!

    A new way
    Guest
    A new way

    A new way for those self hating Jews to cover up their Jewishness with a hechsher. This and the kasket what is next? A beard that can be taken on and off, and change the color, length, shape to fit the rest of the look

    to #18
    Guest
    to #18

    very well ssaid!!!!
    lol

    Shtus
    Guest
    Shtus

    This thing does not look like a person’s hair from most angles and probably wouldn’t fool anyone close enough to attack someone. No matter how a Jew is dressed he can usually be identified. Numerous times non-jews who
    ‘looked jewish’ have benn subjected to insults, abuse and attact. If a person feels he needs to wear an alternative headcovering he should consult his own rav and not poskin for others or himself from history or from personal feelings.

    no words!
    Guest
    no words!

    what is this?
    embarrassed of being jewish? the jewish men in Russia risked their lives for being proud of being jewish! and they weren’t being protected by the government even slightly! DONT BE EMBARRASED OF WHO YOU ARE! THE GOAL OF THE GOYIM IS TO MAKE US HIDE OUR IDENTITY! DONT FALL TO IT!!

    you are all against this while your wives wear sheitels
    Guest
    you are all against this while your wives wear sheitels

    This is NO different than wearing a sheitel!!!

    As Halochoh pertains to this:
    Guest
    As Halochoh pertains to this:

    Making the Yarmulke visible under the hat: There is a tradition recorded in the name of Rav M.M. Rimnov to be particular to extend the Yarmulke below the hat in a way it is VISIBLE on the outside in order to distinguish ourselves from the gentiles. [Piskeiy Teshuvos 2 footnote 64]

    It goes without saying that one must never go out of one’s way to hide one’s Yarmulkoh or explicitly intend to hide its visibility in any way.

    To #39
    Guest
    To #39

    A Shaitel’s purpose is to cover up your hair. The fact that it does a good job by using hair is wonderful. A yarmulka is a symbol on top of your hair so if the symbol is invisible the question is if its an acceptable symbol when only you know of its existence.

    to #41 this is #39
    Guest
    to #41 this is #39

    It’s the same thing in the sense that you’re hiding the mitzvah. Covering your hair should symbolize that you are married but no one can even tell when you’re wearing a sheitel anymore! Let’s not even get into the fact that its 100% against halacha to wear your long voluptuous hair down whether single or married. Don’t try to tell me that they are making themselves beautiful for their husbands, when MOST woman have to chop off their real hair just so it can fit comfortably in their sheitels. So the whole world gets to see them with beautiful long… Read more »

    To # 40
    Guest
    To # 40

    Do your research!
    chabad specifically tries not to make the kipa shown from under the hat…

    Think about how much they care
    Guest
    Think about how much they care

    I mean when was last time one of you spent more than 5 dollars on a kipa?
    Theirs cost 50!

    ????
    Guest
    ????

    The whole point abt yiddishkiet is that its is revealed not hidden………….

    To #42 this is #41
    Guest
    To #42 this is #41

    Covering your hear is not a symbol that your married. The purpose of covering hair is that a married woman’s hair is deemed by Halacha to be for your husbands eyes only. The fact that a Sheitel is probably the most creative way to accomplish that doesn’t mean your “hiding” the Mitzvah.
    However a Yamulka is a symbol that should be seen, unless a Ruv gives you a heter for safety purposes

    To #45
    Guest
    To #45

    The Torah says “V’chai B’hem” Our Rabbis interpret that to mean that you should observe the Torah in a manner that does not put your life in danger. Hashem determines “the whole point”

    to #8
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    to #8

    simple wear a toupe

    so nice and cool
    Guest
    so nice and cool

    its better than wearing nothing for sure everyone has their own opinion so their is no point posting urs

    to 14
    Guest
    to 14

    this is right everyone LOOK AT 14

    Don't hide...MOVE!
    Guest
    Don't hide...MOVE!

    I do not believe in hiding the kippah. I wear it every day, though I have been assaulted and harassed over it. If things are any more dangerous where you are, perhaps the question isn’t “should I hide who I am?”, but rather “where can I go to be myself openly?”. If you find yourself asking these questions, Israel is the answer. The kippah is also a symbol that represents an attempt at placing a barrier between the eyes of G-d and our thoughts, as if to say, “my thoughts are unworthy to be seen by You so please overlook… Read more »

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