, no large beard, but rather a modern outfit with colorful sneakers and a loud, happy voice that greeted me in the arrival hall of the modest CA*cuta airport.
, also known as the Yarmulke, is a traditional cap worn by some Jewish men to honor God.
Felix Klein warned Jews against donning the kippa
in parts of the country, following a rise in anti-Semitism.
The law refers to ''all head-covering clothes of ideological or religious influence'', but it does not apply to the Jewish kippa
, or to the turban worn by Sikh men.
The government said the patka head covering worn by Sikh boys and the Jewish kippa
would not be affected.
"I have residents that elected me that wear hijab, a kippa
, a turban, and their rights would be violated," he said.
as well as the Jewish kippa
, while the Christian cross was notably
In one prominent case last year a 19-year-old Syrian man was convicted for assault after lashing out with his belt at an Israeli man wearing a kippa
while shouting "yahudi," Jew in Arabic.
A second telling example of the growing--or perhaps continued--indifference was the April attack by a Syrian refugee on Adam Armush, an Israeli Arab, because he dared wear a kippa
(yarmulke) on a Berlin street.
They hope to continue a dialogue about anti-Semitism prompted by the assault.An attack on a man wearing a kippa
on the streets of Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg district drew headlines in April, after video footage of the assault released by one of the victims went viral on social media.