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A Lid On The Kid

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

One of the most difficult things to teach a young child in an observant family is to keep a yarmulke on his head. For a busy kid that likes to run and jump and climb, a kippa is an unnecessary and unnatural thing, if not a nuisance.

 

With the exception of a swimming pool or beach, strictly Orthodox boys are never seen in public without a kippa, and it has become as rigid and non-negotiable a requirement as kashrut, daily prayer and keeping Shabbat.

 

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