Rabbi of Berlin: Yarmulke Should Be Worn With Pride

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The rabbi of Berlin, Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, on Sunday morning urged Jews to continue to wear their yarmulkes with pride, after a German government official advised that Jews not wear the head coverings “everywhere, all the time.”

“The combating of anti-Semitism is a top priority so it is appreciated that this is being addressed by top representatives of the government,” Rabbi Teichtal wrote on Facebook.

“At the same time, the KIPA is a clear symbol of Jewish identity and should be worn with PRIDE.”

“Of course all the necessary security precautions need to be taken. At the same time, hiding our identity was never the solution, we should be always be PROUD of who we are. AM ISRAEL CHAI.”

Read more at Arutz Sheva.

{Matzav.com}

2 COMMENTS

  1. Will he now take off his hat and go around in the street in a yarmulka instead?

    If he is following his own words, that is what he should do.

    If not, e.g. if he goes in the street with a hat, there is a double standard.

    By the way, the fellow is a Lubavitcher Rabbi.

  2. My grandparents left Austria by the skin of their teeth back in 1939. I always try my best not to set foot on that accursed continent except to wipe the dust off my shoes before landing in Eretz Yisroel. Lo mee duvshom velo mee uktzom.

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