October 14, 2013

COMMENTARY: Does refusal to wear a skullcap signal disrespect?

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Traditional jewish headwear with embroidered star of David

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Traditional jewish headwear with embroidered star of David

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(RNS) Last week, the Greek prime minister got dinged for showing insufficient respect for Judaism. It’s possible his critics have it exactly backwards.

  • Duane Lamers

    We can allow ourselves to become overly concerned about non-essentials. The very debate within the Jewish community is indicative of the true place of yarmulke-wearing.

    And thanks to the internet, we can blather on about such matters with relative ease, as I am now demonstrating.