Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Today's Teens




Explanation for those who don't get it:

Inner kippa design -- זה בשבילי "This is for me"
Outer design (making kipa bigger) -- וזה בשביל הרב "This is for [my] Rav...

When my teen son saw this picture, he immediately wanted one.

sigh.

Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael

29 comments:

Mike Miller said...

I'm not sure if that's:

1. The funniest thing I ever saw
2. The saddest thing I ever saw
3. The most honest thing I ever saw

Maybe all three

tafka PP said...

You also crochet?!

Rafi G said...

lol!! I just saw that kippa yesterday!

ironi burgani said...

Is it significant that 'mine' is orange and 'the rabbi's' is black?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Ironi: No, there's zero connection between the colors. My son (who's a relatively "orange" kind of person...) wants it in red and black - only 'cause he likes those colors.

Tafka pp: LOL! No, can't crochet...there are many other things I should be doing before even thinking about crocheting.

Mike: yes, all 3.

rockofgalilee said...

that's an awesome kippa. Maybe I'll see it in jlem this weekend.

~ Sarah ~ said...

what mike said!

(and reminds me that i haven't crocheted a kippa in about 5 years!)

Pragmatician said...

Mike Miller-great description of this new trend.

Jameel-Well they still want to wear a kippah, albeit a small one, that's something….
Isn’t it?

masmida said...

My brother wants one too.

They're so cute when they're trying to pretend they're not as frum as they are.

daat y said...

My rebbi complained about 'the half-dollar size 'kipot.

Scraps said...

Mike said it best. *sigh*

Oleh Yahshan said...

A first I wanted to know who HERB was? and why he needed part of a kippah.

but then I relized - all this is, is a variation of a timly old question: Does size really matter??

Anonymous said...

Interesting to note that here in the US, as far back as in the 70's, knitted yarmulkas were forbidden in some of the more RW yeshivos (like mine). One of the primary reasons quoted was because of the size, or lack thereof. As I recall, the "In Thing" in those days were what we called "Pepsi Cola Yarmulkas" because they were only a fraction larger than a Pepsi Cola bottle cap.

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

I've seen some "interesting" small yarmulkas that aren't shaped like circles... i think it was a triangle, and a square... maybe a magein david shaped one would be cool :-)

A Frum Idealist said...

I agree with Mike, but then again, maybe "mitoch shelo lishma, ba lishma"

I'm Haaretz, Ph.D. said...

I like

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

I think I should ask Mike to guest post since his comments are so popular :)

(you hear that mike?!)

SIM said...

LOL. I want one too, and I am female.

StepIma said...

i love it!

Maybe I should get my old hook out of the closet... make a few bucks on the side...

FrumGirl said...

Yep another one in agreement with Mike!

Love the colors too.

Maybe I should start knitting them again lol.

Anonymous said...

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Jerusalemcop said...

WE WANT MIKE!!!! WE WANT MIKE!!!!!

how's that for encouragement?

J.

Mike Miller said...

Wow... I'm flattered. I'm afraid I may have to decline the offer for a guest blog. There's a saying (I think I saw it once in a Stephen King article, but I don't recall) that those who want to be writers will never succeed; those who want to write have a chance. That's my problem... I don't want to blog... I just want the prestige that comes with being a blogger! On the other hand, if I ever have anything worthwhile to write (or at least long enough to look worthwhile), I now know where I'll submit it first :)

On a serious note, I've personally started wearing a large yarmulka since moving to Ramat Bet Shemesh, but only for the pragmatic reason that I no longer need to bother with bobby pins. That, and the fact that I've never seen large (not the normal size) suede anywhere else (almost no non-Americans here wear suede -- everyone else has either srugies, velvet, or the flat black ones that look like kaiser rolls).

rockofgalilee said...

I'm a leather wearer and someone else (an english person) in my community doffed his srugi in favor of leather after I came.

the sabra said...

oleh yahshan, herb? LOL!

i love this kippah, and im NOT with mike here (dont shoot dont shoot!)...i think its funny and honest. not sad. no siree.

Aliza said...

Love it!!!

Ba'alat Teshuva said...

I personally think that a kippa should be proportionately sized to the head that is wearing it. Last week I was at a funeral and the (non-Jewish) funeral employees were wearing kippot. This one guy had a HUGE head and a teeny tiny kippa. It was the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen.

josh said...

I think it is a great kippa. Its very funny and doesnt need to be true when you wear it! i just think its funny! any offer 1 to me?

email at joshua_pom@hotmail.com

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