Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi on "Wearing a Kipa"


The Chabad founder Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (1745 - 1813) wrote the following interpretation on "Why wearing a Kipa (Yarmulka)" in his interpretation of the "Shulchan Aruch - Code of Jewish Law":

The head is part of the body. The body is usually covered by Jews, and therefore uncovering the head is revealing one's nakedness before G - d.

However, a general custom is that all kinds of Chassidim not only pray while wearing a Kipa, but in addition to that, a Tallit or a hat.



"The Encyclopedia of Hasidism"
by Tzvi M. Rabinowicz

1 comment:

  1. The tallit is a four cornered prayer shawl with fringes on all the corners