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When making a bracha with shem u'malchut, one should not have erva (nakedness) exposed. For married women, their hair is considered to be erva. So does a woman who is married have to cover her hair when she makes a bracha?

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See the continuation of the gemaras in the answers here judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/22491/… –  Double AA Aug 28 '13 at 16:26
@DoubleAA Seems to me that it just confirms that the hair is erva, no? Does it address this question directly? –  Daniel Aug 28 '13 at 16:39
Doesn't it discuss uncovered body parts while saying shema? I'm doing this from memory this second so perhaps I'm off –  Double AA Aug 28 '13 at 16:50
@DoubleAA Yes it does, but it seems to be talking about other people's uncovered body parts. Unless I'm reading it wrong. –  Daniel Aug 28 '13 at 16:51
I'll look inside soon, but from what you're saying isn't there a kol shekein? –  Double AA Aug 28 '13 at 17:26
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Many ladies when they go to the Mikva have their hair uncovered when they make a Bracha.

See also Mishna Mesechtas Chala האשה יושבת וקוצה חלתה ערומה - from the Biur it clearly seems like she takes Challa and makes a Bracha in that state.

However Yabia Omer 6:15 says that a lady should have her hair covered even if in Chadrei Chadarim when saying Hashem's name.

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She also has the rest of her body exposed. So is this an exception to the rule, or a proof that there is no rule? –  Daniel Aug 28 '13 at 16:58
@gershon, does the Mishnah says she makes the Berachah, or just separates the dough? –  Seth J Aug 28 '13 at 17:52
@seth the implication is regarding the bracha –  Double AA Aug 28 '13 at 18:03
@DoubleAA, as I thought (it's also the implication in the Gemara in the link you provided). But it could be clarified better for the purposes of this answer. –  Seth J Aug 28 '13 at 18:35
@GershonGold, well the question is whether she can make a Berachah. Your answer says she takes Challah. –  Seth J Aug 28 '13 at 18:40
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