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My sister tells me her ultra-frum married Persian grad school housemate does not cover her hair and that this is their minhag. Can someone confirm this tradition and if so what are the outer signs (if any) of Persian Jewish women's tznius?

I was under the impression for scriptural reasons (eg the hair aspect of Yifas Toar a desired female captive of war) that hair (and subsequent covering) was an integral part of a woman with respect to beauty and hence modesty.

Edit: User sam closed the question for me in the comments Heter for not Covering Hair

See especially the Ben Ish Hai and women's head covering http://text.rcarabbis.org/the-ben-ish-hai-and-women%E2%80%99s-hair-covering-an-interesting-case-of-censorship-by-jacob-sasson/

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    I never hear of a minhag but I have heard of limmud zechusim(see Shu"t Mayim Chayim-Rav Mashash – sam Nov 29 '15 at 4:15
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    What does "how are Persian Jewish women's tznius expressed" mean? And why is that question dependent ("if so") on the truth of your sister's claim? – msh210 Nov 29 '15 at 6:10
  • You could ask the same about pre-war Litvaks. – Danny Schoemann Nov 29 '15 at 9:50
  • Sam, thanks .. would you perhaps please link to that (also what is a limmud zechusim - I do not know the term) – Daniel Nov 29 '15 at 16:41
  • @Daniel ,see Shaloms answer,but it is best to read the teshuvah inside since it is often misqouted.judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/6157/… – sam Nov 29 '15 at 21:37

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