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Convert Covering Hair

I converted to Judaism in my late 60’s. I was never married since I’ve become Jewish but many years back I was married to (and divorced from) a Gentile. Am I obligated to cover my hair today?

The Aish Rabbi Replies:

If you did not cover your hair when you were married, before you converted, you do not have to cover your hair today. (Note that there are (or used to be) countries in which even non-Jewish married women would cover their hair.) Nevertheless, it is best to cover your hair even today.

(Sources: Shulchan Aruch O.C. 75:12; Mishna Berurah 75:12; Igrot Moshe O.C. I 57, IV 15; Yabia Omer VI O.C. 13:5.)

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