Monday, October 22, 2007

Education through Dennis Prager

I've lived around Jews and seen men wearing yamakas my whole life, yet I never knew what the purpose of them was. In fact, the politically correct atmosphere may have contributed to it never being addressed. After being asked by a listener on Friday, radio talk show host and religious Jew Dennis Prager simply explained that they were meant to remind the wearer that God was above him, a reason that Catholic cardinals also wear them, and that "yamaka" actually means "to fear God."

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