Haircovering on Purim

I have my costume picked out.  I can post photos after the holiday, which is next Monday in Jerusalem and on Sunday pretty much everyone else (non-walled cities).  Luckily, a wig will do a lot to complete the look, and while I don’t choose to cover my hair with a wig regularly, Purim is the exception.

I’m wondering though, the Midrash says that Esther kept kashrut and Shabbat.  When she married the (non-Jewish) king Achashverosh, did she need to cover her hair?  My guess is that as it was a non-Jewish marriage, the answer is no.


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Ilene Rosenblum is a writer and marketing professional living in Jerusalem.

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