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Does the Jew Have to Wear A Kippah?

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The above passage is another aggadah, and it is historically clear that the sages/Judges, and Kohanim (the righteous/learned ones) of Israel wore misnefoth (turbans). As I have mentioned before, this was the custom of the sages and Kohanim to cover their heads wrapping them with turbans.  However, the above passage only stated that Rav Yehoshua’s son, did not walk four amoth (arm’s lengths) standing upright, before covering his head.  Anyone who says this was referring to a misnefeth (kippah) will be merely assuming that this passage was referring to a misnefeth. It seems plausible that Rav Yeshoshua’s son was simply following after the traditions of the Yehudah Ha-Nasi’s talmidim.

This particular blunder about believing the aforementioned passage was referring to a kippah, comes from neglecting the fact that RaMBaM already decimated the ‘enigma’ on this issue, when he stated specifically what was traditionally worn before walking four amoth saying:

“???? ???? ?? ?? ????? ???? ?????, ??? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???? ???? ??? ????, ?? ??? ?????, ?? ??? ??????”

“…Among the praises conveyed upon Rav, the student of Rabbenu HaQadosh (holy rabbi), was that he was never seen walking four amoth without [reciting words of] Torah, without sisith (fringes), and without tefillin (Phylacteries. Leather pouches containing scrolls with passages of scripture.)” MT Hilkhoth Tefillin 4,25.

 

What is worth noting, is that the RaMBaM never mentioned the misnefeth (turban) as the head covering in this aggadah or in all of his hilkhoth as a requirement, just the sisith and tefillin. It becomes clearer what this ambiguously mentioned ‘head covering’ is, when we learn that certain items were mandatory and customary for prayer. Before we explore any further for the only possible answer, I want to pause for a moment to share one other misapplied and most cited source from the RaMBaM, which says:

“??? ????? ?????? ????????, ??? ???? ?????.  ??? ??????? ??????, ?? ??? ???? ????? ??? ????? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ???????…??? ?? ?????? ?????????, ??? ?????? ??? ???? ??????”

“One should not pray wearing [only] his undershirt, bareheaded, or barefoot – if it is the custom of the people of that place to stand before their most respected people with shoes…It is customary for all Sages and their students to pray only when wrapped in a tallit (A prayer shawl with tzitzit – long fringes- attached to the corners). ”MT Hilkhoth Tefillah 5,5

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