Is there any heter for a once married woman to stop covering her hair once she is divorced? Whether married for 1 month or 1 year?


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

Yet, the halachah concerning a divorced or widowed woman is less severe than the halachah concerning a married woman, and under certain circumstances there might be room for leniency. This would require knowing the specific case in greater detail.

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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, and permits leaving hair uncovered where covering hair will involve a substantial loss.

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