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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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Published: February 2, 2013


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Visitor Comments: 23

(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.

(10) Marcia, February 6, 2013 3:15 PM

It isn't only Chasidishe women who cover their hair.

All married Jewish women are supposed to cover their hair according to Halacha.

(9) Shoshana - Jerusalem, February 6, 2013 1:33 PM

A correction

The video is very good but it gives the wrong impression that only Chassidic families observe Shabbos, hair covering and modest dress. But all Orthodox Jews keep Shabbos, etc. P.S. I want to compliment the Orthodox woman in the video, who is wearing a beautiful and modest maternity dress. So often we see expectant women who look as if they are walkilng around with a watermelon, but this lady is beautifully and respectably covered, as befititng the miracle that is takilng place within her.

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