Capping Tradition: A Kippah in a Secular World

Capping Tradition: A Kippah in a Secular World
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His kippah is no afterthought. How Dr. Phil's invitation to Paramount Studios led a Hollywood Director towards a life-changing wardrobe decision.

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What Is A Kippah? | My Jewish Learning

Also known as a yarmulke or skullcap, a kippah is a headcovering for Jews. A kippah (skullcap or yarmulke) is a small hat or headcovering. In traditional Jewish communities only men wear kippot (the plural of kippah) and they are worn at all times (except when sleeping and bathing).

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Will Europe's Jews stop wearing kippahs? Most already have

AMSTERDAM (JTA) - The debate about wearing a kippah in Western Europe returned only a decade or so ago, but it has nonetheless come to follow a rigid pattern even in that short period of time. The cycle - there have been dozens of such cases - begins with an anti-Semitic assault.

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Soaring Numbers of Americans Calling themselves Jews - but how Jewish are they?

According to new report, 60 percent of the children of U.S. intermarried parents self-identify as Jews. But what's a Jew if you don't need to commit to anything Jewish?

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Danny  Kaufman, 

Film Director

Daniel Kaufman is a multiple award-winning Director and Creative Director. With more than 400 commercials with clients like Budweiser, McDonalds, Nestle, Walmart, and Comcast, he and his work have garnered numerous accolades and have been profiled in magazines like Creativity, Communication Arts, Ad Age, Shoot and others. Recently he has directed commercials for eHarmony, X-Box, the NFL, Boston Market, ABC, Comedy Central, Toyota, Bayer and Ikea. As an actor, Daniel trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has more than fifty professional stage credits as well as numerous film and television appearances. This past year, he completed his first feature film, “Married Young”. Recently, Danny started a podcast on dating and relationships called: WHY AM I NOT MARRIED. The Podcast can be found as part of the award-winning Jewish Journal podcasts. Danny is a Ba’al Teshuva. He is on the Board of Directors of Manhattan Jewish Experience and he speaks all over the world about being observant in Hollywood.