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The Art of Jewish Hair

A fascinating New York City museum exhibit looks at black women’s hair and nails. Don’t wait for the Jewish version.

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Covering My Black, Jewish Hair

How an adopted ritual helped one convert make peace with her unruly mane

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An Orthodox Woman Wears Many Hats: How To Blend In While Standing Out

Covering my hair makes me feel like part of the Orthodox community. But how I cover it makes me feel like an individual.

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My Wig Was Beautiful and Expensive, and Everybody Loved It—Except Me

When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.

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My Fashion Choices—and My Husband’s—Reveal the Risks of Looking Hasidic

How people treat us in public often depends on what we’re wearing on our heads, whether it’s my wig or his yarmulke

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The Maiden of Brooklyn

Tablet Fiction: a haunting tale of sexual abuse among the Orthodox

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Searching for the Perfect Wig

Other Orthodox women cover their hair with beautiful sheitels. Why does mine make me look like Marge Simpson?