Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Jewish Brothers Are Making Face Masks out of Yarmulkes

With masks in short supply, a pair of Houston teenagers found a way to use yarmulkes to help protect some of their city's most vulnerable people -- the homeless.

With the help of their family, Matthew and Jeremy Jason have given away over 300 face masks made from yarmulkes to Houston's homeless.

The project is called Kippahs to the Rescue. A kippah (Hebrew) or yarmulke (Yiddish) is a traditional Jewish head covering. The brothers came up with their idea over a family Shabbat dinner, which is typically a time to reflect and be grateful.

"The community has given us a lot, and my family wants to be a part of that," 15-year-old Matthew Jason told CNN. "We want to be able to help others."

The Jasons were discussing the recent CDC recommendations for Americans to wear face masks in public to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

"We realized that the kippah fits the shape of a mask."

1 comment:

tkob said...

Not nice! This is a disrespectful use of a Kippah which is not intended to be used this way as there is no shortage of non-Kedushah fabric.