PUTTING THE WORD AHEAD
Kippot are a political fashion statement in America this season, with hundreds of American Jews putting their allegiance on their heads. One Reform woman, 76-year-old Estelle Julian, embroidered her kippah with the words “John McCain is Zayer Shain” — or “John McCain is Great”— and proudly wore it at the Rosh Hashanah services in her shul in New Jersey. Others have tried the slogan “McCippah” or “Obamica ’08” on their kippot. Apparently Obama yarmulkes are top-sellers.