Re: Men's head covering

Irwin Mortman (mortman@iac.net)
Wed, 27 Nov 1996 23:24:00 -0500

Elisheva <byelkono@freenet.columbus.oh.us> asked:
>Someone asked me a question regarding men's head covering. What is its
>source? I at one time heard it was a minhag (custom) that later became
>tradition.

It is my understanding based that the head covering did not become a minhag
until the Jews were exiled to Babylon. Supposedly to separate the Jews from
the rest of the community.

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