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Why do the men wear head-coverings and prayer-shawls?

These are traditional items of Jewish life, history and worship. The shawl is called a "tallit" and the small round cap is called a "kippah" (Hebrew for "covering" or "yarmulke" (Yiddish for "reverence the king". All males worshipping with Rehoboth are encouraged to wear one or both of these items, but the conscience of each individual is respected in this matter. Women, likewise, may use or not use appropriate head-coverings as conscience allows.