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jewish mumsnetters - help with sporting yalmulke!

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ilovemydog Thu 24-Jul-08 22:41:07

My cousin (Orthodox Jew) last week had his Bar Mitzvah which unfortunately we couldn't attend (it was in Beverly Hills and with 2 under the age of 2...)

Anyway, my cousin has a sporting collection of yalmulkes - I wanted to find a cricket one!

Any ideas would be welcome!

ummadam Sun 27-Jul-08 20:09:41

Hi, Sorry, I'm muslim not jewish but have been searching on the web for you ++ and can find nothing! It is really weird - have found loads of lovely ones for almost every other sport but no cricket.

Could you get one custom made like here http://www.craftcuriosities.com/yarmulkes.htm
or maybe contact these people and ask if they can source one?
http://www.yarmulkes.com/system/scripts/search.cgi?category=27

good luck

ilovemydog Mon 04-Aug-08 15:58:53

ummadam,

Thank you so much! smile

I hadn't checked this thread, so sorry!

I've ordered a yarmulke from the web site you suggested (not cricket, but got another one, so 10/10 for research......

RubySlippers Mon 04-Aug-08 16:00:59

i can look for you tomorrow - i work in an area with loads of Jewish shops which sell this sort of thing

let me know smile

ilovemydog Mon 04-Aug-08 18:25:33

Ruby, Thank you! Ideally am looking for a cricket yarmulke. My cousin has a collection, and is fascinated by cricket and things British. Maybe a St George one?

Plus living in Beverly Hills, he has most material things, if you know what I mean. smile

RubySlippers Mon 04-Aug-08 18:39:34

i will have a look and see what i can do - will report back tomorrow

does he like any english football teams? You can sometimes get these as well ...

RubySlippers Thu 07-Aug-08 08:01:11

no cricket yarmulkes at all

if you had wanted a Harry Potter or Oscar the grouch you would have been in luck!

ilovemydog Thu 07-Aug-08 19:17:55

Thank you so much for checking, Ruby! smile

Think Harry Potter or Oscar is a bit young!

RubySlippers Thu 07-Aug-08 20:10:12

i think there is a gap in the market!

Kally Sat 09-Aug-08 16:35:12

I lived in Israel for most of my life,(30 years) altho not amongst the religious ones that wore 'kippot' as they are called. (I am not religious or Jewish either but have many friends who are)

I know that the younger more modern guys wear them in all sorts of colours, usually there are women that crochet or knit these types of little kippot. You can buy them in markets and such.
The thing I would like to point out, and that may be the reason you cannot find the gimmiky thing you are looking for, is that it is a religious type of head covering, so that there is something between God and the head. They may be brightly coloured and quite intricate, but they are not 'gimmiky'. Its not like a baseball cap or something where you can depict your favourite football team or a rock star all over it. When wearing a kippa, the young guy would then don a 'hat/cap' on top of his kippa.
They are not accessory garmets that one would wear in order to advertise something. This is probably the reason why you can't find such a kippa.
Maybe in the States they have gone one liberal step up and they are crocheting football teams and wotnot on them, but I would be surprised, very surprised. The kippa is a holy thing and depicting a commercial thing on them would just be 'unholy' I hope this helps.

malfoy Tue 12-Aug-08 17:15:03

I am thinking of getting a Dora the Explorer one for my DD -definitely unholy!!

My son has a Pixar Cars Lighting McQueen one.

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