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03:43 Jun 6, 2001
Hebrew to English translations [Non-PRO]
Hebrew term or phrase: yamulkah

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4same word in US English
Yngve Roennike
na +1skull cap
Frank Mayers
nacap (see explanation below)
Vidmantas Stilius



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cap (see explanation below)

GCSE - Religious Studies
A glossary of Jewish terms

Yad Hand-held pointer used in the reading the Sefer Torah
Yahrzeit Year-time. Anniversary of a death.

Yamulkah (Capel, Kippah) Head covering worn during prayers, Torah study, etc.. Some followers will wear it constantly.
Yeshiva College for the study of the Torah and Talmud.

You can find other useful explanations at www.paulhopkins.org.uk/re/glossaries/judglos.html

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Vidmantas Stilius
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skull cap

Commonly referred to as a skull cap in English. The word is not Hebrew (Kippah is the Hebrew - a refernce to the dome shape of the skull cap) Theword is actually Yiddish. Eng. Jewish slang talks (fondly)of the "Yarmy Army" i.e.religious Jews.

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Frank Mayers
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same word in US English

Used with greater frequency than skull cap, for instance. I don't know that it has an h at the end, though.

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