Friday, 20 May 2011

Is Hadash Assur Min Hatorah? 1 - Sheitels

Originally published on 5/20/11, 12:42 pm.
Two Hundred years ago, wearing a Wig or Peruke was a radical innovation to cover women's hair. Many posqim opposed it - can hair be a mafsik for other hair?
Now sheitels are standard. And the fact that they are highly attractive does not seem to bother anyone.
What changed? What makes it so kosher nowadays, that it would seem that no frum married woman would leave home without it?


1 comment:

Garnel Ironheart said...

Chareidi opposition to innovation is selective.
They use electricity.
They use cars.
They use toilet paper.
They use computers and the internet.
And besides, aren't sheitl mentioned in the gemara?