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Everything you ever wanted to know about wigs frum women wear, but were too afraid to ask, in a video by Frimet Goldberger in the Forward. Video

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to 45
August 7, 2014 2:38 pm

lady stop freaking out. next, all that the above statements are saying is that its a busha vcherpus what the tznius situation is today to the exrtant that a woman besides for on her own not walking around tzniusdik but put up a public video of herself in such a fashion (not caring to at least cover her elbows). This is discussding and we must make a macha’ah when we can (like it says in perek 1 tanya). if we dont scream about the tznius, who will? WE CANNOT LET AM YISROEL LOOK LIKE THIS!!!! (the above applies for men… Read more »

August 7, 2014 2:18 pm

why cant we be tznius and love each other?

To #7 and #20
August 7, 2014 7:46 am

Wow so much judgement here. Judging these women by the lengths of their sheitels and skirts and ignoring the work they do. Not constructive.

thank you
August 6, 2014 6:44 pm

for an awesome video! to all the women in it, great job! keep rockin’ the show!

go Frimet!!
August 6, 2014 2:10 pm

ur the bestttt!!! keep it up 🙂

Really nice!!!
August 6, 2014 2:09 pm

That is a great video! Keep up the great work! And please disregard all the comments that aren’t as nice as they should be, 🙂 hold up your head high, and keep creating and posting things like these. My friends and I really enjoyed!! And gained from it…

Thank you so much!
August 6, 2014 2:05 pm

The video was fun to watch, professional, cute , informative and entertaining. I really enjoyed watching it, and someone who wants to learn more about covering their hair can gain a lot from that video.
Thank you!

Amazing video!!
August 6, 2014 2:03 pm

thank you…

really nice!
August 6, 2014 2:03 pm

thanks for posting. the video was great! and the two sisters are really pretty 🙂

Great video
August 6, 2014 12:22 pm

Thank you COL for posting.
If you are too chassidish to watch this video, don’t go on COL.

The video was not made for COL
August 6, 2014 12:32 am

This video was made for people who know nothing about wigs. I’m sure it was informative for that target audience. It might even make some people feel more comfortable to cover their hair. Who knows?

Now why did COL post it? Who knows? I guess it’s an interesting distraction for Tisha B’av. All good.

To #50
August 5, 2014 8:27 pm

The times of the Chazal are not biblical times. Just saying.

Please show the source!
August 5, 2014 8:26 pm

To #50
Please show the source of the multiple Igros about not covering your hair at home. The Rebbe many times related the story of the tznius of the Kimchis to show how important it is to cover the her even at home! Maybe hallachacly it’s most important to cover outside and not necessarily inside but that’s not the Rebbe’s shitah!

nice video!
August 5, 2014 7:26 pm

i think it IS quite proffesional, contrary to those who said it isn’t, and its informative! keep up the great work!

to #49
August 5, 2014 6:56 pm

it depend on what you call long!!! its not ossur as long as its not too over the top lon

Some education would be nice.
August 5, 2014 6:11 pm

1- a husband is definitely allowed to see his wife’s hair. 2- woman wore wigs in chazal times. In msechta shabbos chazal discuss a woman leaving her house on shabbos with a wig, whether it’s considered an accessory or clothes. 3- There are multiple Igros Kodesh, where the Rebbe is encourageing people to wear a wig when “leaving the house”, and that a married woman’s hair should only be seen by her husband, but if it’s too hard to cover your hair at home that’s ok, but you must cover it when leaving the house. 4- #47 the video shows… Read more »

August 5, 2014 4:55 pm

she should have mentioned that a long sheitle is asur! and completely not tznius.
and for those who didnt know that, NOW U DO.

Monsey says hi
August 5, 2014 4:53 pm

Rem the old song…. Love a fellow. Let these young ladies Be!
They think that will make them happy.!!!

To # 45
August 5, 2014 3:00 pm

I actually live on Acadian Drive in Monsey… That’s not a “Monsey accent” and you are not their “third sister.”

Are you serious ?
August 5, 2014 2:09 pm

These comments are comical. The video never claimed to be hashkafic in nature. The video is focused on the sheitel business. Why do Jewish women insist on judging each other . Did “the girl in the stripes” request your critique of her tznius. Derech eretz and shmiras haloshon are requirements of every true bas Yisroel. Your judgmental comments are halachicly question able.

August 5, 2014 1:00 pm

A) I am their 3rd sister, I wasn’t in the video. Yes, we grew up a little more Chassidish, no we never spoke Yiddish. My sister’s accent is just a Monsey accent. B) I am APPALLED at some of the negative comments on here, telling my sister she has to cover this and that. Are you Gd? As long as there aren’t rays of light shining from your brain, you don’t get to tell another Jew what they’re doing right or wrong. C) This video was meant to tell a little bit about wigs to people that don’t know anything.… Read more »

Biblical Wigs
August 5, 2014 12:51 pm

How would Satmar ‘educated’ women know about Biblical practices ?

To #42
August 5, 2014 11:45 am

Al pi Kabbalah women’s hair should not be sooo short.

Why not shave?
August 5, 2014 11:20 am

If hair can never be shown like kimchis then why not shave? why not if either way it will never be shown?

Yes, but
August 5, 2014 10:12 am

They want to look attractive – just for their husbands. Yeah right. Obviously, that is why they wear such elegant (s*xy) long haired wigs to flaunt in the public domain.

re the questions above
August 5, 2014 8:57 am

Technically a husband can see his wife’s hair–but the Rebbe stressed the great merit of the hair always being covered, like Kimchis. Thus was a big surprise to learn in kallah class, add all my life I was under the impression that “our hair is covered for our husbands” etc. Wrong.

to #25
August 5, 2014 8:27 am

the only people who CANT see it are men and boys who arent her sons / husband

nothing wrong with a long shaitel
August 5, 2014 8:25 am

as long as its not too long

August 5, 2014 8:20 am

Maybe I misheard —
the style of wig tells you about the level of piety and communal customs of the wearer (as well as her income, perhaps), but we shouldn’t judge the woman on the basis of her appearance? Which is it?

To #28
August 5, 2014 6:46 am

I know that in Eretz Yisroel it is a plain Halacha that the sheitel should not be past the shoulders.
I’m not sure, however, if the Rabbonim of Chu”l have come out with such statements — either way, it’s not such an accepted halacha.

to # 24
August 5, 2014 5:31 am

to my knowledge the only reason of the tefach length is for mikvah

a little edting is clled for
August 5, 2014 5:27 am

the video needs a bit of fine tuning..on a few occasions, as they were putting the wig on the model, for a split second you could actually see her own hair underneath.. which with a bit of editing that could have been eliminated. and the goya who is working there, we could have done w/o seeing her gold necklace which was certainly not a Jewish star, but that “other” thing…again the editing…know your audience…

to number 24
August 5, 2014 5:18 am

The Rebbe suggested shorter hair for Mikvah purpose, not to be unattractive to her husband!!
OF COURSE she MUST be attractive to her husband…. who else should be?!

common now!!!
August 5, 2014 12:32 am

also, the first thing in the morning we DO NOT do is cover our hair, our hair is ALREADY covered upon arising!!!

Very unprofessional
August 4, 2014 11:41 pm

First of all, poorly done in general. Secondly, these girls have no concept of why it is, that actually wear the wig. They are missing the biggest factor of Tznius and aidelkeit.

To most people above
August 4, 2014 11:25 pm

please dont forget about kimchis. the famous woman who didnt let even the walls of her house see her hair form this she was zoche to have 7 kohanim gedolim come from her. The rebbe did speak about this and demanded tznius. the rebbe also explained. that kimchis’s husband was prabably also pretty modest but the zchus is taluy onher since “ein isha ela l’yofi” “a woman is only for beuty”. therefor tznius is mainly for women. it is a tough klipah as the alter rebbe writes in lekutei torah bc clothing has to do with the klipah of kavod.… Read more »

August 4, 2014 11:19 pm

everything is always bashed
you guys are bored with your life
just say good luck to them, i hope they are succesful.

August 4, 2014 10:37 pm

Does Chabad have a standard as to how long a sheitel can be? Any Horaa from the Rebbe?

to 16
August 4, 2014 10:35 pm

huh? where do u get ur info from? a husband cant see his wives hair?

Showing hair to husbands
August 4, 2014 10:22 pm

I also ALWAYS heard that husbands can see hair.. At certain times.. Ok… But then lubavitchers taught me that Chas vshalom can your husband see your hair. We as lubavitcher a know the mystical meaning behind it and that it brings brachos and that the walls never even saw kimchis hair so definetly we don’t show hair to anyone.

#16 #18
August 4, 2014 10:02 pm

Check you sources! That is completely made up! A woman’s hair is for her husbands eyes only!!

To 21
August 4, 2014 9:54 pm

In lubavitch men can see they’re wives hair. However the rebbe held a woman must cut her hair one tefach long that’s like 5 inches! So it’s not to attractive for the husband….

to #12
August 4, 2014 9:49 pm

If you are watching the video, for the information, its not a problem is there is music because you arent watching it for the music.

to #19
August 4, 2014 9:11 pm

she said he CAN….what about children? can they see their moms hair?

To #16 and 18
August 4, 2014 8:49 pm

Who says in Lubavitch wives can’t show their husbands their hair when permitted ..? Where r u taking this from ?

it's a shame
August 4, 2014 8:47 pm

It’s a shame that people think this video is normal.
Where’ the tsnius?
And no, I am not 65, I’m a teenager!

August 4, 2014 8:41 pm

Since when can’t a husband see his wife’s hair??

agree with 16
August 4, 2014 8:22 pm

Hair for husbands is a misconception…

To #4
August 4, 2014 8:16 pm

I just said the same thing to myself biblical times? it funny to sell her products she brings falls proofs.

This is not Lubavitch!!
August 4, 2014 7:36 pm

Biblical women didn’t wear wigs first of all..
Also she said that the hair is only for our husbands but Lubavitch women aren’t even allowed to show thier hair to thier husbands!!

August 4, 2014 7:35 pm

the girl in the stripes needs to cover her elbows and collarbone.

to # 5
August 4, 2014 7:16 pm

I was kind of thinking the same thing lol

innocently wondering.
August 4, 2014 7:05 pm

are they lubavitch?

August 4, 2014 6:55 pm

It’s a nice video, but you can’t listen to music during the nine days and this video has music in it…..

Everything I wanted to know?
August 4, 2014 6:46 pm

Is there anything in this video that anyone DIDN’T know? There’s absolutely nothing informative about this video.

August 4, 2014 6:45 pm

You should probably point out that this video/article is not appropriate for men/boys.

A sheitel is all about tznius, after all…

i know them
August 4, 2014 6:40 pm

theyre sisters and both grew up in monsey. Used to be more chassidish …then chilled out…hence, their accent

i like!!
August 4, 2014 6:39 pm

really cute video 🙂

August 4, 2014 6:39 pm

i love how she says ” modern girls” and then we see her skirt…way up!! not to mention her neckline.
but nice video…

August 4, 2014 6:28 pm

the girl in the stripes sounds like she grew up in williamsburg….

August 4, 2014 6:15 pm

um.. what was this video pointing out that we didn’t know before?

Biblical times?
August 4, 2014 6:03 pm

I am not sure women covered their hair with wigs in Biblical times??

August 4, 2014 5:32 pm

which is kinda sad cuz lubavitch shouldnt be doing that

August 4, 2014 4:47 pm

Also some women who would not consider themself ‘modern’ are wearing their wigs longer.

August 4, 2014 4:25 pm

worth while pointing out what was mentiond in the video the modern women wear long .