Hasidic Traditions and Rules of Modesty
Every week, from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday, the Hasidic people celebrate the Sabbath. In keeping with ancient Jewish traditions, they can't do anything they believe creates work—like drive or talk on the phone—for 24 hours. Aron and Shterna Ginsberg, a Hasidic couple, explain the importance of the Sabbath to Oprah. Then, after Shterna catches Oprah sneaking a peek at her wig, she reveals why Hasidic women cover their hair at all times.
Published on January 31, 2012