Men wearing yarmulkes sitting in synagogue./Photo by Stephen Lam.
Men wearing yarmulkes sitting in a Jewish synagogue./Photo by Stephen Lam.

Pronounced “YAH-mi-kuh.” Yiddish name for the skullcap traditionally worn by Jewish men in synagogue, and by some Jews at all times. It is a symbol of humility and submission to God. It is sometimes also referred to by its Hebrew name, kippah (or kippa), which means “dome.”

REFERENCE: Religion Stylebook 
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