The Kippah Wars

July 15, 2010

Sorry it’s been awhile since I wrote, not that anyone reads this anyways. I’ve been busy working on a story, reading, and visiting my bro in Maryland. Exciting exciting!

So, I know I’ve talked about this plenty of times before, but I really love Kippahs. For me, it’s a sense of identity as a Jew and a sense of pride for my heritage; it also makes me feel closer to Hashem. But are women allowed to or even supposed to wear them? Most orthodox Jews would say surely not, and some scholars say it says that women aren’t required to wear it like me are because we are born spiritually closer to Hashem anyways.

But it’s a modesty thing, and a mitzvot (correct me if I’m wrong) and all the feminism inside my bones is screaming “Hey! Women should be able to wear them too! Customs, shmustoms!”

So, I’m going to say it: I’m thinking of wear a yarmulke full time. I’ll tell you how it goes. (Maybe it’ll help me to remember those mitzvots I’ve been neglecting? Like staying Kosher perhaps? Yeah.)

Dear G-d, help me and make me strong,

The jewbie


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