Monday, December 06, 2010

Why I don’t wear sheitels…

It’s hard to define exactly where the chillul Hashem begins and ends with this People’s Court clip… (p.s. If you're going to watch it - and nobody is forcing you - you MUST watch it right until the end.)

(found on the DovBear blog)

4 comments:

  1. Would you care to elaborate on your reasoning? I understand that you don't want to be associated with people that act that way, but that is not a way to decide a halachik decision... I believe most people would have no problem if you decided you don't want to wear a sheitelor that it is not required etc. but to disassociate I don't understand. Can you please elaborate.

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  2. "This is why I don't wear sheitels."

    I don't understand - did you formerly wear sheitels until some couple showed up on TV? Or does this couple's appearance retroactively explain your years of non-sheitel wearing?

    Wearing a sheitel might or might not be required by halacha or appropriate, but a couple of (alleged) ganeivim showing up on TV doesn't change a thing. And yes, they're hypocrites. But would you say, "Look, Martha Stewart kept a clean house and a dirty pocketbook, that's why I keep sweep my house." Yes it's hypocritical to do what she did, but that doesn't justify my decision about how often to sweep.

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  3. Okay, it's always fun when people who don't know me take a tongue-in-cheek headline much, MUCH too seriously.

    I haven't worn sheitlach regularly in years, though I still have one or two that I have been known to haul out for Very Special Occasions.

    Literally - this was tongue in cheek. I suppose it sounds like an assertion that sheitlach make one dishonest, but seriously, my thoughts were more along the lines of "avoid the sheitel, avoid the dry-cleaning hassles."

    Let's just pretend the tichel cut off circulation to my brain, shall we? :-)))

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  4. There is a support group for those who do not wear sheitels.
    If you would like to join email nosheitel@gmail.com
    to visit go to:
    nosheitelsupportgroup.blogspot.com

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