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soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Worship, Conversion, Intermarriage (5/12)
Section - Question 11.1.1: Dress: Why do some Jewish women wear wigs or cover their hair with a snood, beret, tichel, turban, kerchief or hat?

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   Within Orthodoxy, it is considered a breach of modesty for a married
   woman to have uncovered hair while in the presence of men other than
   her husband. Customs differ as to how much hair can be showing beneath
   the head covering, or if a wig is better/worse than a hat of some

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