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Wigs or head cover for ladies?


Rabbi Yoel Lieberman

Sivan 9, 5779
please if possible can you tell your opinion in accordance with tradition is it better for a lady to wear a wig or headkerchief?
ב"ה Shalom What is said on the website is general information, for personal guidance how to pursue in personal spiritual development, it always recommended to seek guidance from a Rabbi who knows you best. Nonetheless, I have already written a few answers in regard to wigs on this website. You may refer to them in addition to this answer. There is a question if it is proper at all for a woman to use a wig as a head covering. This issue was well disputed more than one hundred years ago. The opinions are summarized in Otzar Haposkim. (Even Haezer 21:2:5). The Mishna Brura (75:15) allowed to wear a wig as a head covering where the custom is to allow them and since the time I was young I have known of many G-D fearing women married to important Talmidei Chachamim who have used wigs. In addition, when Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook zt"l,when asked if a woman should prefer a wig or a hat, he answered that the main thing is that a married woman have her head truly covered, regardless of wig or hat. (גדול שימושה, תשד"מ, אות פ"א) All the Best
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