I’m 21. I got divorced right after pesach this year, after being married for a year and a half. I have no children. I was wondering if there is a halacha about continuing to cover my hair. I would like to uncover my hair if it is permissible. Please let me know what the din is.

Answer:

Even after a short marriage, a divorced woman must cover her hair.

Although the halachah concerning a divorced or widowed woman is less severe than the halachah concerning a married woman, this does not apply to matters of preference, and it remains obligatory to keep hair covered.

With best wishes for every success.

Sources:

See Even Ha’ezer 21:2, and Beis Shmuel 5 (see also Perishah, Chelkas Mechokek; Be’er Heitev); see Iggros Moshe, Even Ha’ezer I, no. 57, who explains that the status of a divorcee or widow remains less stringent than that of a married woman.

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