Headcoverings

Women

Mitpachat (Hebrew) and Tichel (Yiddish) word for a woman’s headcovering.

In Jewish tradition, the headcovering is worn by many married Orthodox and Conservative Jewish women in compliance with the code of modesty known as tzniut.

Men

Yarmulke or Kippah is the headcovering for men, and is emphasised much more than the woman’s headcovering, being traditionally viewed as honouring God (seemingly in opposition to Paul’s teaching on the headcoverings as appropriate for women and inappropriate for men.) 

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