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Jtube: Oprah: Hair Covering & Modesty

Jtube: Oprah: Hair Covering & Modesty

Why does Judaism place such a high value on modesty?


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Visitor Comments: 25

(15) Hinda, June 16, 2015 7:25 PM

It's not only Hassidic people who cover their hair. so do litvish and all women are supposed to . Like we cover our knees, we cover our hair. It's nor tradition!

(14) Anonymous, April 15, 2015 8:14 PM

Rebbitzen Ginsberg is a very modest woman.

(13) Anonymous, October 24, 2013 4:32 AM

those wigs in the store were very attractive if you ask me

(12) Ester, May 23, 2013 7:33 PM

wrong Message

I think this video is giving the wrong impression of the mitzvah of covering hair. If its about modesty , why is it showing all the long attracting Wigs? If you just have a few minutes to explain the message, saying its a chasidic practice and its for modesty doesnt really give the write focused message.
I myself wear wigs, and i teach there is no problem with them . There is no problem with looking attractive , but don't be attracting. Every married jewish women HAS to cover their hair , not just chassidish .

(11) Anonymous, April 3, 2013 6:25 PM

As I learned it, there is something about the hair of a married Jewish woman - a kind of spiritual "aura" if you will - that is to be kept under wraps, shared only with one's husband. The hair used in wigs (i.e., no longer attached to a living woman) does not have this quality, therefore its use is permissible. The issue of a wig's being immodest or eye-catching -- seemingly controverting the spirit of the halacha - is something else altogether.

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