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Noun1.yarmulka - a skullcap worn by religious Jews (especially at prayer)yarmulka - a skullcap worn by religious Jews (especially at prayer)
skullcap - rounded brimless cap fitting the crown of the head
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Yes!" (53) Photographs of the event show the grim-faced mayor, lips pursed, staring at the ground, with a large yarmulka tented forlornly on top of his head.
What, in the Jewish religion, is called a yarmulka? 10.
Featuring laminated pages that are easier for little hands to turn, If I Went to the Moon is a picturebook in which a young Jewish boy wearing a blue yarmulka speculates what a trip to the moon would be like.
According to the Berlin police, four young Arabs punched Rabbi Daniel Alter several times in the face because he was Jewish and wearing a yarmulka, and threatened to kill his six-year-old daughter.
In English they call it the 'Iron Dome' in Hebrew they call it the 'Iron Kipa' which could also be translated as 'Iron Skullcap' or even 'Iron Yarmulka'*.
In a scene set in his cabin, Fleischman has taken out an assortment of Jewish paraphernalia that has accompanied him to the last frontier: a tallit, or prayer shawl, a yarmulka from Israel, photographs of his bar mitzvah, "some family stuff I never unpacked," he explains to his friend, pilot Maggie O'Connell, another immigrant from the lower forty-eight.
According to an old rabbinical saying, the Jewish yarmulka is a reminder that "There is always something above you." As outward piety grows, so does the hat: from the simple kippah to the Hasidic shtreimel or kolpik.