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As Election And Jewish Holidays Overlap, Yarmulkes Get Political

Estelle Julian expects to turn some heads with the political message on her head this week. The 76-year-old Jewish Republican will be sporting a yarmulke with the words "John McCain is Zayer Shain," Yiddish for "John McCain is Great," at a Reform synagogue in Hillsborough, N.J.

The traditional Jewish head covering is usually plain, with solid colors or simple patterns. But this year, a number of American Jews will observe the Jewish New Year, which begins Monday night, with yarmulkes promoting presidential candidates.

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