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Orthodox Jewish Women Hair covering
Halacha (Jewish law) requires married women to cover their hair; Maimonides calls this requirement Dat Moshe (the law of Moses). The most common hair coverings in the Haredi community are the snood, the tichel (scarf), and the sheitel (wig); some Haredi women cover their hair with hats or berets. Observance of this law is not universal among Modern Orthodox women, but even in this sector virtually all cover their hair in synagogue. The most common hair covering for Modern Orthodox women is a hat or beret; younger women often wear baseball caps and bandannas when dressed casually, and some wear bright and colorful scarves tied in a number of ways. A style of half wig known as a "fall" has become increasingly common in many segments of Modern and Haredi Orthodox communities. It is usually worn either with a hat or headband.
In Yemen, unmarried girls covered their heads also, like the Muslims there; however, upon their emigration to Israel and other places, this custom has been abandoned. While Rebbe Aharon Roth, founder of Shomer Emunim, praised this custom, no Ashkenazi community, including the most radical Haredi circles, practice or have ever practiced such a custom.
Men, married or not, usually cover their heads. The most common head covering is the kippah, also known as the Yarmulka. Most men wear something on their heads at almost all times, while some cover their heads only when performing some religious act, or when eating. Few cover the entire head. The exact nature of this practice, and how binding it is, is a matter of dispute among halachic authorities. Wearing a hat is not required by Jewish law, and those who wear a hat always wear a kippah underneath; however, there are some rabbis, especially in Hasidic Judaism, who require a double head covering - of kippah and hat - during prayer.
Conservative and Reform Judaism do not generally require women to wear head coverings. Some more observant Conservative synagogues will ask that married women cover their heads. However, some liberal Conservative synagogues suggest that women, married or not, wear head-coverings similar to those worn by men, and some require it, not for modesty, but as a feminist gesture of egalitarianism. Almost all Conservative synagogues require men to wear a head covering (usually a kippah), but in Reform synagogues there is often no requirement.
The hair covering of a married woman has another meaning. It is specifically a sign to the public that a woman is married. It is a message that the woman is another man's wife, and therefore, a man must not approach her, desire her, or have a [pleasurable] conversation with her.