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If appearing at the minyan without hat would disturb the other people (or their standard practice), then you have a question. Otherwise (e.g. most people at shul don't wear hats), this should be straightforward; daven with the minyan. Shulchan Aruch says "one should strive very much [yishtadel me'od] to daven with a minyan." You won't find anything about ...


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There are two distinct issues to deal with in this question: The question of ohel due to the size of the hat brim. The question of wearing a hat that can be blown off and thus lead to possible carrying. It is important to bear in mind that in both issues we are dealing with a d'rabbanan issue, which leaves us open to be more lenient than if we were ...


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In Tzitzit Halacha LeMa'aseh (Chapter 9, footnote 12), The Leket HaKemach HaChadash (8:16) Is quoted as saying: The custom in Germany is that the whole congregation only covers their head (with the Tallit) while saying Shema on Yom Kippur and Yom Kippur Katan. However, many of the G-d fearing put a hat on top of their Kippah if they are not covering ...


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It seems that Shulchan Oruch Orach Chayim 124 (4) describes the correct conduct during the chazzan's repetition of the Amidah, "they should be quiet and concentrate on the brochos said by the chazzan and answer omain ....." No mention is made there of changing head covering, still less of "going well out of their way to the coatroom just to get their hat". ...


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The Mishna Brurah 8:4 brings the Bach who holds one should cover the heads with the tallis which brings yiras shamayim.The Mishna Brurah in hilchos hikon tefillah(I think siman 91,or 90,he brings that one should cover his face with the tallis during shemoneh esri.There are numerous sources which say to cover the head with a tallis.The Ben Ish Chai in Hilchos ...


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It depends: If you are a member of a Yeshivah or community in which for a person of your spiritual stature it is considered the uniform then you should wear it. If it is considered the appropriate respectful uniform (for you) in your community then by not wearing it (unless it is too hot) you are making a statement of making arbitrary change which could be ...


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There is an element of style, but it is not exclusive to streimelach. Many chassidim wear hats that are "too small" too. Both are considered more modern, just as a high streimelach with "crown" (vertical fur tips), and many other clothing details. There is are practical aspects too: The tails over the neck can get crushed against the stiff bekitche collar, ...


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Pri Tzadik Shushan Purim says that the Minhag by Klal Yisrael is to wear a hat on Shabbos that is different than the weekday, since the hat is indicating the crown of Torah which was received on Shabbos. ועל זה נתפשט המנהג בישראל ללבוש בשבת על הראש כובע משונה בתוארה מאותה שלובשים בימי החול, והיא מקפת הראש כעין עטרה, מה שאינו כן בשאר הבגדים, שמחליפין ...


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About hats, the Rebbe comments in a footnote to one of his letters (Igros Kodesh, letter 3356, and from there in Sefer Haminhagim, p. 9) that it is normative chassidic practice to wear a double headcovering - a yarmulka under one's hat. (As R' Y.S. Ginsburg points out (Hiskashrus, no. 537), this formulation fits with the older European (and American) ...


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You should be dressed for prayer as you would be for when you go out in the street, or possibly like you would dress when going in front of someone important. The mishna berurah states: And in our times one has to wear a hat on his head by davening like he goes in the street and not just a yarmulke because [currently] that’s not the way to stand in front ...


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The Taz in hilchos tzitzis says that we wear a yarmulke even when the tallis is covering the head in case the tallis slips off. It would seem that if not for that concern, one would take off their yarmulke when wearing a tallis, and there is no need for a double head covering. There are poskim who require atifas harosh (surrounding the head, not just ...


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The custom was once that the talis was the main garment a man wore. While that is obviously not the case anymore, we do wear a talis katan (small talis) to keep the mitzva of tzitzis with us the whole day. (It is a shmira - reminder or spiritual protection against forbidden relations.) However, it is highly questionable if a regular talis katan1 fulfils the ...


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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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