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The custom in the United States is to remove head coverings (and place them over the heart) during the recitation of the national anthem. Is there any Jewish reason for a man to, or not to, follow this practice?

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"Is there any reason for a man to" -- you mean, a Judaism-based reason? Because there's certainly a reason: out of respect, the same reason gentiles do it. –  msh210 Dec 30 '12 at 2:23
    
@msh210 edit for clarity. Not sure why the tag politics –  not-allowed to change my name Dec 30 '12 at 2:38
    
It's politics-government, which I thought relevant. By all means edit it out if you disagree with that. Come to think of it, I may disagree with it, myself. :-) –  msh210 Dec 30 '12 at 2:40
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I don't know if this is helpful, but Rav Ruderman told my father that when the students of Slobodka Yeshiva were sent to see a doctor they were instructed by the Alter, Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel that upon encountering the doctor they should remove even their Kappalach (Yarlmukas) out of respect. –  Yahu Jan 1 '13 at 18:42

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