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I cover my hair for religious reasons. According to Jewish Law, a married woman is supposed to have her hair covered. There are all sorts of ways to do it and rabbinic opinions as to how. And like with many of our Laws and customs, there are those who are convinced that it's a Law to be ignored. In this picture I'm wearing a very simple flowered scarf. I've had that scarf for twenty years. It's rare for a hat to stay "stylish" and wearable for so many years.
The purple scarf on the dummy in the upper picture can be wrapped like this white one.
Simple soft hats can also be dressy and easy to pack. I really like the mitzvah of covering my hair. It definitely is in the running to be my favorite of all mitzvot, G-d given commandments.
With a simple change in hair-covering, we can totally change our looks. It's a lot healthier than hair dye.
Here I am with my friend Sharon Katz, after one of her performances.
For those who'd like to try scarves but "doesn't know how," there are some great instructionals on youtube. Some are for Jewish Women, some for Muslim women and others for women who have lost their hair due to illness and chemo treatments.
No doubt that there's nothing more exotic or glamorous that a turban, and you don't even have to be Jewish.