Re: Woman wearing no Sheydl #general

Ira Leviton

Hi Cousins,

Andy Rosen asked about women wearing sheydls (sheitels) and men
wearing yarmulkes in photos.

I don't think that there's any generalization that can be made
from the lack of a head covering. I can only be anecdotal, but in
the late 19th or early 20th centuries, religious Jews sometimes
removed their head covering for a family photo - and certainly for
'official' photos. This may have varied >from place to place, as
could anything. It could also depend on whether the woman even had
a sheitel, or used a bandana or something similar, which may not
have been suitable for a photograph, and whether the photo was
taken outdoors or indoors, and whether or not it was donen by a
studio photographer.



Ira Leviton
New York City

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