Articles About Covering Your Hair

articles on head coverings

Below are resources for study of the mitzvah of head coverings including the various laws for wearing a headcovering.


  • The Great Exaltation of the Mitzvah of Covering the Hair - The head covering is one of the most cherished pieces of clothing a woman possesses. With it she fulfills a great Biblical mandated commandment and it bestows on her many exceptional side benefits that emanate from fulfilling a mitzvah that is founded on tzniut (modesty), the most important characteristic of the Bat Yisrael (Daughter of Israel).
  • Beneath the Surface - A Deeper Look at Modesty - Maybe you've noticed women on campus or in the workplace covering up more than usual, wearing long skirts for example, or shirts with sleeves that cover the elbows. What is that all about? Is it a fashion statement? A religious thing? Or some post-modern feminist trend?
  • The Halachah of Covering the Head - There are two separate issues of covering the head in Judaism, one for men and one for women
  • A Deeper Look at the Jewish Concept of Modesty by Rebbetzin Feige Twerski - There are two separate issues of covering the head in Judaism, one for men and one for women.
  • The Meaning of Hair Covering - The hair covering was never intended to make a married woman look ugly. Beauty is a divine gift, and Jewish tradition encourages both men and women to care for their appearance and always look presentable. Jewish tradition also encourages modesty; not in order to detract from our beauty, but rather to channel our beauty and attractiveness so it be saved for where it belongs -- within marriage.
  • Head Covering Resources - A list of helpful ideas and resources to aid in finding designs that is best for you and your individual needs
  • The Hair Covering - Tzniut, Modesty is much more than a dress code for women, tzniut is a way of life.
  • Modesty Equal Majesty: About Modesty & Head Coverings - According to the Talmud, the greatest attribute of a women is her innate sense of modesty and virtue (Bava Kamma 82b). Women are advised to wear modest garments and head coverings in order not to inflame the men's sensibilities.