Religious Head Covering

Topics: Torah, Halakha, Talmud Pages: 4 (1654 words) Published: December 17, 2012
The Techuva from שו"ת יביע אומר חלק ה - אבן העזר סימן ה, written by Yechvad Hadaah discusses the source for women to cover their hair and the time in which the miztva must start depending on when she is completely married. The teshuva strats with where the Mitzvah comes from. Rabbi Shmuel says, it is from the eash ha sota teaching us that a married women’s hair is not supped to be uncovered. Before this women’s sin her hair was covered and after, her covering was taken off in embarrassment of her sin. Rabbi Shmuel explains this as the source for the mitzva of hair covering which makes it a Torah commandment. unknown differs slightly from Rabbi Shmuel and says that its not a direct Torah commandment but rather from the Navi seen in Hallel and Taanit Tzibore. The Gemara, like Rabbi Shmuel, says that it is a Mitzva Diorysa. The Rambam says the Mitzva is Dirabannan. The Raal says its a Remez and is hinted in the Torah. The author of Esor Latorah explains the mitzva as a Torah comamndment by saying if a women swore she will not go outside without a hair coveing and then does she is breaking a Torah prohibition. The Rambam Shulcchan Orech, Tour Chulchan Orech all say that hair covering is an Eisore, which is something that a person should just always fallow. It has always been kept from generation to generation and therefore should be fallowed like an Eisore Latorah. The Teshuva then transitions form discussing the differnet possible sourses of the mitzva to specifically which women must cover their hair and when. It clarifies that the commmandment of hair covering only applies to married women explaing that married women are not allowed to say Kriat Shemah without their hair covering while an unmarried women does not need a hair covering when saying the Shemah. Additionally the teshuva says that married women include women that have previously been married such as divorced women and widows. The teshuva then adresses the quesion of when? Does a women who had Kedushin...
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