Haircovering in front of extended family

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Should a married woman cover her hair in front of extended family members (father, brother, uncle, grandfather, father-in-law)?

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Asked on May 25, 2020 8:54 am
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The halachot of tzeniut generally do not apply in full force between grandparents, parents, and their offspring. Common custom is also to be more lenient with a woman’s siblings, but not with uncles, cousins or in-laws. Therefore, a woman is not halachically required to cover her hair around her father, grandfather or brother.

Separately, some halachic authorities maintain that a married woman need not cover her head in her own home, even in front of men other than her husband. (See more here.) Thus, there are grounds for a woman at home to leave her head uncovered there when her uncle or father-in-law is present, especially if she shares a household with them.

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Answered on May 25, 2020 8:41 am