All About Headcoverings
Kisui HaRosh - The Head Covering
According to Judaism, G-d wanted us to enjoy an existence in which our physicality wouldn't stand in the way of defining ourselves internally. G-d therefore gave the first man and woman a great gift: the inborn ability to see each other in their totality. With this perfect vision, man and woman saw each other's outer self and inner self as one inseparable unit. When man looked at woman, he simultaneously saw her mind, heart, and spirit. At the same moment that woman appreciated man's appearance, she appreciated who he really was.
Tzniut - Modesty is the most fundamental way of using your outside to tell others who you are on the inside. It makes the statement: "I am much more than what meets the eye. If you want to see the real me, you'll have to look deeper." (Outside/Inside: A Fresh Look at Tzniut). Outside actions create inside awareness; wearing a symbolic and something tangible between us and the Above reinforces that idea that G-d is always watching.
Covering the hair was a sign of modesty in society throughout history, but times and definitions of modesty have changed. The goal of this website is not to tell women how to cover their hair, but to influence, if possible, one to thinking, talking and learning about modesty.
For many women new to head coverings, to cover your hair or not to cover the hair is not a simple decision, instead it is a choice that evolves with learning. May my various designs, made to appeal to the varied levels of observance and knowledge of the head covering, help you in that decision.
Recommended Books on Tzniut - Modesty
- ♦Modesty - An Adornment for Life
- ♦The Tznius Handbook: Educational Diagrams for Women and Girls
- ♦Outside - Inside: A Fresh Look at Tzniut
- ♦To Be A Jew by Rabbi Donin
- ♦Sometimes You Are What You Wear - An Argument for Tzniut
- ♦Hide and Seek - Jewish Women and Hair covering
- ♦Seams and Souls: A Dressing, Altering, and Sewing Guide for the Modest Woman
- ♦ADORNED WITH DIGNITY connecting To Hashem Through Emuna And The Exalted Mitzvah Of Covering Our Hair
- ♦Daughters of Dignity
- ♦The Secret of Jewish Femininity; Insights into the Practice of Taharat HaMishpachah
Casual or improper dress exhibits a lack of self-esteem and self-respect, while modesty entails being aware of the importance of the Bat Yisrael (Daughter of Israel) and ensuring that she is properly protected, read more: