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Halacha - head covering
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh

The Shulchan Aruch in Even HaEzer 21:2 writes that even a single woman must cover her hair, and the majority of the Achronim explain that it refers to a woman who is currently single but was previously married. the Dagul Merevava brings the source for this halacha as being the Gemorra Yerushalmi in Kesubos.

I heard that R' Yitzcok Berkowitz shlita explained part of the logic behind this halacha as based on a woman's status in society. A woman who was once married, due to her life experiences, remains a mature woman and never returns to her origional status as a single girl while an older single is still a "girl" and not fully a woman.

posted:2008-06-15 22:19:52

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