πŸ›Ž AT Daily! #126 – πŸ’‹ She May Adorn Herself for the Sake of the Marriage – πŸ•―πŸ•― Shabbos 64

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A woman MAY go out on Shabbos with hair braided into her own in most cases. She may go out with a wig or woolen cap to the courtyard. This has changed in modern times and we look at two interpretations of the Torah source for married women covering their hair, with ramifications on wig-wearing. Why some matters are permitted in private even though prohibited in public (we’re concerned the person will forget and go outside). R’ Akiva repealed a rabbinic prohibition on women wearing adornments, makeup and colorful clothing when she is a niddah (in menses or counting clean days). Though we wish to help the couple avoid violating the Torah prohibition re niddah, she should still feel beautiful and be attractive to her husband for the sake of the marriage. And this principle connects to wigs on Shabbos in the Talmudic era.

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