UPDATE (10:58 p.m.)—There's a business somewhere in Pikesville that is selling these whimsical kippot—men's headcoverings priced at $15 each.
Can you guess where I found them?
ANSWER: At Gourmet Again, for $15 each. Thanks, Patch reader Magan for guessing! She should know where they are being sold, because she creates them.
To learn more about her business, Wasted Doctorate, and her other products, visit the website. The name for her business, according to the website, refers to her physical therapy doctorate she earned about 12 years ago.
Yarmulkes—the Yiddish word for kippot—are flat, round skullcaps. They're the most familiar way a variety of Jewish cultures use to cover the top of a man's head.
Doing so is a sign of respect, according to "Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs and Rituals."
It's a tradition that began with the Talmud, which some believe indicates "it is impertinent to allow the Shekhinah, the female manifestation of God, to see their bare heads below her," the book states.