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It seems that wearing a hat is required, because the Shulchan Aruch says you need to wear a double covering. But some apparently-frum men don't wear a hat. How is this possible?

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closed as not constructive by Gershon Gold, msh210 May 29 '13 at 19:06

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This question is clearly abusive. Plus, this is already addressed on this site. I recommend deletion – Daniel May 29 '13 at 17:42
Hello and welcome to Mi Yodeya. You could improve this question by citing where in SA it says that, and what exactly it means by "double covering". A hat (of any color) might not be the only way to achieve that goal. – Monica Cellio May 29 '13 at 17:43
Thanks for the help everyone – Becoming a Torah Jew May 29 '13 at 18:00
Sourcing your claim about Shulchan Aruch's position would greatly increase your question's value. Also, why do you think a double covering means a hat? Maybe it means two layers of tin foil. – Double AA May 29 '13 at 18:28

Many Yarmulkas are made from a top and bottom part which = 2 coverings. True Torah Judaism has absolutely nothing to do with the hat you wear.

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Thanks for the help. – Becoming a Torah Jew May 29 '13 at 17:58
Source that two layers of material in a yarmulka are better than one? This claim is ubiquitous, but I've never seen anyone able to produce a source. – Fred May 29 '13 at 19:00
I Believe Rav Eliyashiv also held there is no source ,brought in sefer Vayishma Moshe ,will locate it later. – sam May 29 '13 at 19:27
even though they're sowed together? – Shmuel Brin Aug 15 '13 at 1:40

No. The SA isn't the end all be all. The Biur HaGR"A (O.H. 8:6) even suggests that one can say berakhoth without a head covering. The idea that one cannot be an authentic representative of "true Torah Judaism" without a particular style of head-covering is absurd. This article is chock full of information on the topic of head-coverings.

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Thanks for the help. The article is great – Becoming a Torah Jew May 29 '13 at 17:58
@ThehatmakestheJew, glad to be of assistance :) – Deuteronomy May 29 '13 at 18:11

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