Posts Tagged ‘yarmulkes’

Flashback 1965: MLK’s ‘Negro Freedom Marchers’ in Selma Alabama Wore Yarmulkes

Flashback: As published by the Jewish Telegraph Agency, on March 23, 1965: “Hundreds of Negro freedom marchers today wore yarmulkes (skullcaps), in respectful emulation of rabbis who participated in demonstrations in Alabama as Jewish participation in the march from Selma to Montgomery. The Alabama Negroes called the yarmulkes “freedom caps.” The demand for yarmulkes was […]

Quebec court upholds law banning yarmulkes, other religious symbols in workplace

MONTREAL (JTA) — A top court in the Canadian province of Quebec has mostly upheld a provincial law banning Jews and other religious minorities who work in public from wearing religious symbols such as yarmulkes, crucifixes and hijabs in their places of employment. The Quebec Superior Court ruled last Tuesday that Bill 21 — also […]

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