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"Hair Covering for Married Women" - Comments

1 fred on 2011 07 22

I think its important to correctly translate the Gemara on the part of Kimchit, regarding her indoor head covering and having sons:

Tanu Rabanan: Kimchit had seven sons and all of them served as Kohen Godol. The Sages said to her: “What did you do to merit this?” She replied: “The walls of my house never saw the hairs on my head” Replied the Sages: “Many women have done this, but didn’t receive your reward.”

See the difference?  the idea that extreme hair covering yields a reward is Kimchit’s own theory, and the Sages debunk it.

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