Over the last 300 years, traditional Jews have been well known for wearing hats or some other type of head covering. In some European communities, the hat was transformed into the smaller yarmulke (Yiddish)/ kippah (Hebrew). Yarmulke might be an acronym for the Hebrew expression, “Yirey m’Elohim (Be in Fear of G-d).” That means it was worn in respect or reverence for HaShem. Kippah is the Hebrew name for the head covering and it means “covering”. Whatever forms the head covering may take, the lesson is clear. The Jewish people are to always walk in submission and humility before G-d who is always watching over them.