Clothing & Appearance

Clothing & Appearance

Hair Coverings for Married Women

Why most Orthodox women cover their hair, whether with wigs, hats or scarves.

Clothing & Appearance

Jewish Clothing

Garments for synagogue and, for some, all-day wear.

Women & Feminism

Ask the Expert: Can Women Wear Kippot?

Many liberal Jewish women wear yarmulkes during prayer and at other times.

Why Do So Many Orthodox Men Have Beards?

The Jewish reasons for facial hair, including sidelocks (payot).

What Is the Meaning of Chai?

The Hebrew word for life is a popular symbol and toast — and is linked to the number 18.

Can A Jew Get Body Piercings?

While most contemporary Jewish authorities believe ear piercing is fine, the matter grows somewhat more complex when it comes to extensive piercings or piercing other body parts.

Jewish Ritual Objects: A Guide

From challah covers to yahrzeit candles, what they are used for, how they look and where you can find them.

The Tattoo Taboo in Judaism

Body ink is a no-no, but it won't bar you from Jewish life.

What Is A Kittel?

A white robe that men and some women wear during High Holiday services and weddings.

Tallit (The Prayer Shawl)

The corner fringes on this ritual garment remind the wearer of all the commandments in the Torah.

Should Girls Wear Kippot? The Answer Will Surprise You!

To have fully egalitarian practices must we have the same standards for both boys and girls?

What Is A Kippah?

Also known as a yarmulke or skullcap, a kippah is a headcovering for Jews.

Tzitzit, the Fringes on the Prayer Shawl

Fringes for four-cornered garments.

What Is An Upsheren, or Halaqah?

Why some Jews ritualize their son's first haircut at age 3.