Hide and Seek: Jewish Women and Hair Covering

Hide and Seek: Jewish Women and Hair Covering

by Lynne Meredith Schreiber
     
 

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Everyone knew Lynne Schreiber by her hair. It was thick, long, wildly curly and sometimes frizzy. When she became religious and met her future husband, she started to think about whether or not she would cover her hair after her marriage. It took a year of internal and external struggle, after she made her decision to do so, before Schreiber could honestly say, "I am… See more details below

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Everyone knew Lynne Schreiber by her hair. It was thick, long, wildly curly and sometimes frizzy. When she became religious and met her future husband, she started to think about whether or not she would cover her hair after her marriage. It took a year of internal and external struggle, after she made her decision to do so, before Schreiber could honestly say, "I am proud to cover my hair." "The difference between women who get satisfaction from observing divine commandments and those who are miserable because of them is based on a need for approval from a society that gives only lip service to the difficult, impactful and necessary work that women do," writes Yael Weil, a contributor to Schreiber's collection of thought-provoking, deeply felt essays about the practice of hair-covering by Jewish women. "The matriarchs of our nation -- Sarah, Rivkah, Rochel and Leah -- were perfected individuals because their decisions reflected their desire to do the right thing, to do what God wanted them to do, and not just to please or gain approval from others." "Covering my hair," writes Weil, "helps me remember that I am not only about what everyone else can see."

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ISBN-13:
9789657108482
Publisher:
Urim Publications
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.68(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.81(d)

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