Covering one's head during prayer

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Contrary to current Western custom, covering one’s head during prayer as a sign of deference to and respect for the Almighty has been an accepted practice since the beginning of time. This custom, however, is not commanded and may or may not be practiced according to an individual’s convictions. Those who do cover their heads in prayer may use any variety of covering they choose, such as a scarf, hat, or prayer garment. Those who use a prayer garment wait until after the pre-prayer meditation to put it on. -- Rabbi Yoel Schwartz and Rabbi Yechiel Sitzman, Oklahoma B’nai Noah Society DRAFT Rosh Hashanah prayer book