September 10, 2013 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm #610573achar chulentParticipant
Is there a size yarmulke that is considered to small?September 10, 2013 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm #974618WIYMember
If it easy slips off or gets blown off by a breeze it’s likely too small.September 10, 2013 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm #974619Burnt SteakParticipant
This seams to be a loaded question.
Depends who you ask and whom the kippa is meant for.September 11, 2013 12:01 am at 12:01 am #974620yytzParticipant
Some say that the kippah has to be visible from all sides, but I’m not sure that is is widely agreed upon. Perhaps that is the reason why some put their kippah on the top of the head instead of letting it rest on the back top part of the head (which looks strange to me but whatever, to each his own.)September 11, 2013 12:07 am at 12:07 am #974621achar chulentParticipant
Is it true that the type of kippa you wear determines as to what type yid you are?September 11, 2013 12:16 am at 12:16 am #974622Sam2Participant
R’ Shlomo Kluger held that a Kippah has to cover Rov of the head. The first T’shuvah in the Igros Moshe very strongly disagrees with that P’sak. R’ Moshe Shternbuch tries to make a Chiluk to be M’kayeim the P’sak, but I think the Olam has accepted Pashtus like R’ Moshe (Feinstein).
R’ Shlomo Aviner in a T’shuvah says it has to be visible from all sides.September 11, 2013 12:29 am at 12:29 am #974623Torah613TorahParticipant
If you wear a toupee does that count as a yarmulke?September 11, 2013 2:26 am at 2:26 am #974624writersoulParticipant
T613: Really random, but I was actually reading Confessions of a Jewish Cultbuster (original 1985, not current reprint) and there’s a story about how they were picking up a guy to deprogram him and they had to pretend not to be Jewish so a guy wore a toupee instead of a yarmulke because he didn’t want to uncover his head.
I have no idea of the halachic ramifications, but it’s just what popped into my mind.
(Also a great book, anyway.)September 11, 2013 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm #974625nfgo3Member
If it interferes with blood flow, it is too small. If it blows off, it might be too big.September 11, 2013 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #974626LevAryehMember
The Pope wears a really big yarmulka and he’s super frum.September 11, 2013 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm #974627oy1Member
Just curious what’s the source for a yarmulka? (Men covering their head) Is it allowed to just wear for eating,davening, doing mitzvos?
Why would the Pope wear a skullcap?September 12, 2013 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm #974628jewishfeminist02Member
There is nothing technically wrong with wearing a toupee as a head covering– except that it’s maris ayin.September 12, 2013 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm #974629TorahUmadda-731-MelechYavanHarashaParticipant
There is a gemara in kiddushin that states about an amora that when his head covering blew off, he immediately stole some fruit off of a tree. (basic thrust of story)September 12, 2013 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm #974630This name is already takenParticipant
Why are velvet yarms always sized bad (ie size 10 labled as size 6 , 1 as 7 etc.)?September 12, 2013 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #974631Bookworm120Participant
@LevAryehBoy – I can just picture the pope wearing his “kippa” and singing, “I’m so Friiiim!” 😀September 12, 2013 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #974632Sam2Participant
I wear a velvet Kippah, but I actually wonder why it’s not Chukas Akkum. The pope did it first.September 12, 2013 7:12 pm at 7:12 pm #974633yaakov doeParticipant
Who sets the standard for the sizes marked inside yamalkas with what seems to be crayon? Is there a national standard as to what size a size 7 should be?September 12, 2013 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm #974634Shticky GuyParticipant
Our gemara Rebbe always told us: “your yarmulka should cover your brain so it depends how clever you are!”September 13, 2013 4:27 pm at 4:27 pm #974635Bookworm120Participant
@Shticky Guy – ROTFL!
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