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Why must a married woman cover ALL her hair--instead of just wearing a kippa?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg

  

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The Kipa (for men) and the hair-covering (for women) serve two different purposes. 

For men, the head covering is there to remind them of a Higher Being, and therefore, by being above the head the Kipa serves its purpose even if it does not cover all the hair. (Incidentally, since women are on a higher spiritual level than men, they do not need this reminder! Therefore unmarried women and girls do not wear a Kipa).

The women's head-covering is meant to conceal the hair. Therefore if it does not cover all the hair, it is not accomplishing its goal.

See also Why do married women have to cover their hair?  

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