Traditional Jewish men wear a head covering, called a kippah or yarmulke. Some wear them full time, others only when they eat or pray. Today, some women, too, wear kippot (the plural of kippah). There are many styles, marking the wearer as belonging to a specific community. But last Saturday, hundreds of Berliners donned a kippah for a different reason: They got together in a flashmob to protest the recent violent attack on a rabbi, who was walking down the street with his six-year old daughter, perpetrated by teenagers of Arab descent that have yet to be apprehended. They couldn’t tell if he was Jewish and asked, before beating him and threatening his daughter. Today, there are about
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This is my favorite image, from the BZ (Berliner Zeitung):