The Purpose of Hair Covering – To Cover The Hair, or To Be Aware?
I had a moment today where I got all panicked that I had left the house without covering my hair. I was sitting in the library and all of a sudden had the need to feel my head for a covering. Phew. I remembered, belatedly, that I had put on a fall this morning, one that is so light that it feels that it’s barely there.
So I put this on Facebook and it has led to a lively discussion – you can go weigh in if you are Facebook enabled or weigh in in the comments below.
This is what I posted:
Ok, so yeah, my hair is covered. But I momentarily forgot because my covering is so comfortable that I was unaware that I was wearing it.
Does this defeat the purpose of hair-covering? Is the mitzvah so that it is covered, or so that it is covered and I am aware every second that my hair is covered and I am a married lady?