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    New: Print or label your kippah with custom text, suitable for your special occasion.

    Customized Kippahs

    Print or label your kippah with custom text, suitable for your special occasion. A.R.T Judaica online store offer this unique service which adds a personal value to your selected kippahs (yarmulkes).

    After an initial expense of $75 for the printing block, you can order an unlimited amount of kippahs with your custom label, infact you will even receive an automatic 15 discount for any purchase above 100 kippahs! (so the more you order the cheaper each individual kippah becomes). Make your occasion unique and personal by adding a name, time & date or simply a traditional Jewish proverb.

    After selecting the kippah design you want, simply fill in the comment field in the shopping cart as follows:
    "Label: Your Text............"
    You will be charged for the print block automatically, then select your desired amount, and that's it! Your authentic yarmulkes will be on their way...

    Colors of yarmulkes
    The different colors of yarmulkes play an enormous role, though much less so today than in the past. Soft, muted browns and blues in small-diameter crocheted yarmulkes indicate strong Zionist beliefs. (Rabbis and other leaders will wear very large versions of these crocheted yarmulkes). Tiny, coaster-sized black crocheted yarmulkes once indicated a modernist leaning, but today these yarmulkes are used mostly among young observant Jews. Other movements in Judaism such as the orthodox are known for their black velvet yarmulkes or literally 'black kippot', while the 'Rabbi Nachman' Hassidic are familiar with big white knitted yarmulkes.

    How to select a size?
    The sizes of all kippot shown in this website reffer to Kippah diameter (shown in cm). A diameter simply means the length of a central line which extends from one side of the kipa to its opposite side. In order to know the right size of kippa for your head, simply measure the circumference of the area where you normally wear your kippa. You can do so by a measuring tape, a ruler or even a string or shoe lace.

    For an approximate head circumference of 40cm (15.7") you will need a small sized kipa.
    For an approximate head circumference of 44cm (17.3") you will need a small or medium sized kipa.
    For an approximate head circumference of 48cm (18.9") you will need a medium or large sized kipa.

    When to use a Kippah?
    Even non-observant Jews often use yarmulkes in different occasions such as Shabbat dinner or during the Shabbat, on Jewish holydays, at weddings, Bar- Mitzvahs and when visiting a synagogue or a cemetery. On funerals and memorial ceremonies it is a customary to wear a black yarmulke. Certainly, wearing a kippa is obligatory while engaged in prayer and Torah study. The only times where there is no obligation of wearing a kippa is when taking a shower or when sleeping.

    Today it is easy to tell the religious affiliation by the size, color and even the material of the Kippah. Classical orthodoxy uses a large, smooth, black kippah shaped like a bowl. Many Hasidim use large black felt or satin, and a 'rebellious son' may wear a slightly smaller black kippah to show his independence while remaining in the Classicist camp. Another play on this rebellion is to wear a black knitted kippah. In Bukhara and the Caucasian Mountains the use of a large brightly woven Kippah is common. It is similar in shape to a cantor's Kippah without the peak. Wearing a large kippah is a custom which can also be found in other Sephardic communities as well as in the Yemenite community.

    Why is wearing a kippah important?
    The kippah is a head covering, as well as a source of pride for the Jew. In Judaism, covering one's head with kippot is a sign of respect for God. Traditionally, all male visitors to a synagogue (Jews and non - Jews alike) are obliged to wear a kippot or other head covering, although many women in the liberal streams of Judaism have taken to wearing them as well.
    Many Jews wear a kippah all the time, both as a statement of being Jewish, and as an acknowledgment of God's constant presence. There are no specific rules on the shape of the kippah, the fabric of the kippah, the colors of the kippah or its patterns. As so, Kippot manufacturers can integrate lots of creativity in their production.
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