Head Covering for Women

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chava sopher (Chava)

Tuesday, August 08, 2000 - 10:11 pm Click here to edit this post
I am enquiring about which is halachically more correct: should a married woman cover her hair with a wig or with a hat & snood combination? In the predominantly Ashkenazi neighbourhood I live in, the more chareidi ladies wear a wig. I will be sending my son to an Ashkenazi cheder. As I am sephardi, which would be the more correct thing to do? (I am also "chareidi"). By wearing a hat, I would be giving the message that I am more "modern".

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Ilan (Sephardiboy)

Thursday, August 10, 2000 - 10:55 pm Click here to edit this post
Dear Chava

Following your customs doesn't make you modern. It has long been a Sefardic tradition to wear a hat or scarf and you should be proud to do so. As a matter of fact, in the MIDRASH in Queens there is a sign posted that even unmarried Sefardic teenage girls should don a head covering. So whether you live in an Ashkenazic, Hassidic, or a non-jewish neighborhood you should be proud to wear a hat or scarf.



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