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The Torah Source For Covering One’s Hair

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Baruch Hashem, today, stylish and yet refined sheitels abound as well as nicely designed tichels. One can also find beautiful hats that cover the hair properly. There are many talented women who offer excellent service in styling and maintaining sheitels. We worry so much about the negative influences of society on our children. Let us make a recommitment to the Torah obligation to cover our hair properly, with the knowledge that we are doing the will of Hashem. At the same time we are adding to the arsenal another protective layer for our families to keep them safe from the moral depravity around us. With Hashem’s help we will succeed.

The author dedicates this article li’eluy nishmas her paternal grandfather Reb Moshe ben Eliezer Lieber Gelbtuch zt”l whose yahrtzeit is the 24th of Sivan and her paternal grandmother Breindel Yocheved bas Menachem Mendel Gelbtuch (nee Katz) Hy”d.

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2 Responses to “The Torah Source For Covering One’s Hair”

  1. Charlie Hall says:

    Rabbi Michael Broyde wrote a superb article a few years ago that listed essentially all the sources on haircovering. It is available online at http://traditiononline.org/news/article.cfm?id=105511.

  2. Bracha Bennett-Garland says:

    It is important to note the difference between what is actual halacha and what is das Yehudis (the traditions according to a specific community). The honorable R Falk's sefer is written for the das Yehudis of his community in Gateshead and Manchester. It does not distinguish between what is the halacha and his community's stringencies. There are other interpretation of the halacha, and other forms of das Yehudis which are completely kosher.
    The original translation of "ufara" was 'unbound', not uncover.

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