All about Orthodox Jewish Women

Orthodox Jewish women have a unique dress code. If you enter any area of Orthodox Jews, the appearance and dress code of the women might strike you. You might wonder why do Jewish women wear skirts and no pants? Why do orthodox Jewish women cover their hair with a wig, hat or kerchief (called a "tichel" by orthodox Jews).

By orthodox Jews, women dress modest as required by Jewish law.

All Orthodox Jewish women clothing will be in common with the fact that it covers the body from the neckline till the knee. While there are huge differences in dress code from modern-orthodox Jewish women to ultra-orthodox Jewish women, they both won't expose their body parts besides their face and hands. Modern-orthodox Jewish women might also expose the bottom part of their legs sometimes.

Why do orthodox Jewish women wear skirts?

There is a biblical commandment to promote segregation, which prohibits men from wearing any female garments and forbids women from wearing any clothing designated and designed for men. In biblical times women didn't wear pants (Deuteronomy 22:5). Therefore pants are considered clothing designed for men, and women are not to wear it. There is another reason why women don't wear pants. According to Jewish law it is immodest for a woman that her legs be seen.

Why do orthodox Jewish women cover their hair?

After marriage, Jewish ladies are required to cover their hair. It is a biblical law, that considers the hair a beauty of a woman and therefore it shall not be shown in public after marriage. There are many ways of covering the hair. Some extreme ultra-orthodox Jewish women shave heads and wear only a kerchief (tichel) on their head. Most Yeshivish and Hasidic Jewish women wear wigs. Modern orthodox women might wear only a hat or other covering that covers only part of their hair.

Jewish women rules

Jewish women have their own unique role and rules in an orthodox Jewish family. Small girls are taught and trained to modesty. The rules of Jewish women include modesty, family purity (the laws of Niddah), hair covering and much more. Women and girls are viewed as the backbone of the Jewish home. They cook and bake, and raise their kids with great love. In orthodox Jewish families, women traditionally like to cook their own kosher food at home. So whenever you visit a Jewish home ask her for her last home made Challah or Gefilte fish!

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