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Kippa sold by a "min"

Various RabbisSivan 1, 5768
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Question
I just purchased a bunch of knitted Kippas on ebay. (I am partial to wearing Kippot Serugot). I submitted my bid, it was accepted and they were cheaper than the local Judaica shops such as Eichlers and they had free shipping and handling. $14 for 4 Kippas! What a deal, right? I get the email saying my bid was accepted and my Kippas will arrive shortly. Anyway, I then looked at the same ebay seller’s other items for sale and I see this guy is offering "Messianic Prayer shawls" a "Christian Tallit" , "Lady’s Pink Tallit", a "Christian man blows ram horn shofar messianic T-SHIRT" and other not-so-Kosher Judaica items. I am aware that there is no inherent Kedusha with a Kippa, I don’t think I will be refunded (that’s not how ebay works) I would rather not have supported this business, but it’s too late. As far as I can see these Kippas don’t have a "Tseylem" (Tslav) on them (at least not from the photos I have seen.) Should I still wear them, even though it’s obvious that it came from a business run by a "min"?
Answer
It is always best to buy Kipput and other yiddishkeit items from someone who has Yirat Shamayim. However, there is no problem to wear the Kipot as long as nothing non-Jewish appears on them. Rabbi Binyamin Bamberger
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