October 28, 2011

The Lithuanian Kippah (כִּיפָּה)

Lithuanian Rabbi Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz (הרב מיכל יהודה לפקוביץ)
wearing a Lithunian Kippah

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein (הרב משה פיינשטיין)

Rabbi Shraga Fievel Mendelson (הרב שרגא פייבל מנדלסון)

Lithuanian Kippah made of very thin fabric
You can recognize the inner hat, too.


  1. the bottom picture looks like a fake. I own four of these. Two were my grandfather's and two i bought new. Three are black. all of the balck ones have buttons on the sides, with a v shaped dip in the rim where the button is. The fourth is white satin and is flat topped.

    1. I used to own one. Both of my Grandfathers wore them. I have tried to find another, and cant seem to. Do you know where I may be able to purchase one? Thank you

    2. @ Anonymous:
      I got mine from Jerusalem. A friend of mine bought them for me in a hat shop. Unfortunately I do not know a web shop where you can order it online.

  2. @Anonymous:
    Thank you for your contribution.
    Can you send me some pictures of the kippot you own? I would be very interested to have a look at them.
    You can use the contact form:
    Thanks a lot

  3. Greetings Herr Philippi! I notice the Lithuanian kipah resembles strongly the modern Zarathushtri topis. Nearly identical, in fact. But I never saw a topis with buttons.

  4. These seem to resemble somewhat the German kippa (käppchen), although the top is sewn differently, on the käppchen there is no lip at the top


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