Hats of their fathers

An update from Dr. Robert Hunt, Director of the Perkins Global Theological Education Program: Let me start with a hat - or if you prefer, a kippah (also called yarmulke, from the Aramaic). We had a lecture today to wrap up our visits (over two days) to see the diversity of Jewish Jerusalem. At first glance, men in Jerusalem seem to fall into three categories: broad-brimmed hat wearers in black fedoras, narrower brimmed trilbies, and the kippah. But if you watch out a bit, especially on the Sabbath, you'll see the eight types of hats (not including the kippah) worn by Hasidim, and those worn by the ultra-orthodox, and those worn by the Sephardic and Yemeni Jews, each according to [...]