For those of you who may be wondering, this isn’t close to inappropriate; yarmulkes — at least, those in casual use; synagogue-wear is a bit more conservative (you should excuse the expression) — have long been fashion accessories. Around New York, it’s not all that unusual to see kids wearing Mets and Knicks logos on their kippot. (I’ve never quite been able to figure out why, but the Mets are the Jewish team, and the Yankees are the Christian team. When a Jewish organization has a baseball outing, it’s usually at Shea; when the Archbishop wants to take in a game, it’s in The Bronx.)
I love the comment from the Lieberman camp:
ãGiven that heâs a senator, an author and now a presidential candidate, Joe Lieberman has no objection to people wearing many different hats,ä said Liebermanâs press secretary.