Hairdresser creates ‘invisible’ skullcap made from hair samples so Jewish men can cover their head without fear of being attacked

New York City, May 2009. Source.

An Israeli hairdresser has created an ‘invisible’ skullcap made from human hair so Jewish men can cover their heads without fear of being targeted in anti-Semitic attacks.

Barber Shalom Koresh fashioned the skullcap – or kippa in Hebrew – from hair samples to obscure wearers’ identities as Jews following a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe.

The caps are proving particularly popular in France, Mr Koresh says, which has seen a spate of discriminatory attacks in recent years, including the killing of four Jews in the hostage stand-off at a kosher supermarket in Paris earlier this month…