by Gael Hammer

Hair Net

There was a time when decent women would never willingly appear in public without their heads covered. Until recently, it was a sign of a woman’s standing. Even late into the 20th century, some private girls’ schools mandated that students in uniform wear hats outside campus. The Torah tells of the woman caught in adultery who was brought to the high priest, who uncovered or disheveled her hair. It was a mark of shame to be seen publicly that way.

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