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Author:  Yaakov
E-mail:  abbagene42@aol.com
Date:  10/7/2003 12:03:00 PM
Subject:  Talit over ones head during tefilla
Message:  I have always understood that according to the Mishna Berura, only a Talmid Chochom should enwrap himself in a Talit during tefilla. I have always been bothered that the first thing Baalei Teshuva and others who may not be learned will do is cover their heads with a Talit. It may be a fault of mine, to think that way, but what is the Halacha, if there is one?     

Thank You
   
Reply:  The Gemara does say that it is only for a married Talmid Chacham. Today, the Minhag (Custom) has changed and everyone does it, so it is OK, and even good for anyone.
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