Hide & Seek: Jewish Women and Hair Covering

The traditional Jewish community has long been silent on the very personal yet also public matter of married women covering their hair with hats, scarves, and even wigs. Hide & Seek is the first and only book to discuss the topic, and includes legal and sociological perspectives of this observance, citing relevant texts and rabbinic discourse, as well as the history, tradition, and customs of Jewish communities from around the world. (2002)

  • Note: Lynne Golodner wrote this book when she was Lynne Schreiber, in her first marriage, covering her own hair. She later uncovered, finding the practice confining, and disavows her earlier perspective that it is, indeed, a religious mandate. She believes it is a part of fitting in to religious communities rather than a strict observance dictated by God.

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