Tuesday, December 7, 2010
" Shaytel Scam"- Portrait Of A Chillul Hashem
Disclaimer: The views of "The Jewish Fist" regarding the issue of married women and hair coverings are based entirely on the Halachah. Without making any judgement calls against any individual Jew, it must be stated outright that married women have an obligation to cover their hair. Period. Contact your local orthodox Rabbi for further information.
I stumbled upon this video on Facebook. Heshy Fried of Frum Satire posted it first, so in all fairness you should check out his post. He's a funny guy. But I had to post it here with some comments of my own. Utterly sickening. I knew something was amiss the moment these two clowns waddled into a gentile court with a shaytel (wig). And then it got worse. The judge busted them on national television in a bald-faced lie as they were trying to commit a ridiculous shaytel scam. A tremendous chillul Hashem.
(As an aside, these ridiculous shaytels are so un-Jewish to begin with. They celebrate ostentatiousness and grotesque materialism masquerading as Judaism. The really expensive ones that look like real hair present Halachic problems which many religious Jews choose to ignore. I understand that the Halachah is complicated on this one, but there are poskim who prohibit women from wearing shaytels for a variety of reasons. The wig-obsessed religious community has one of three options. 1) They can spend five grand on a really good one that looks like they aren't covering their hair. 2) They can wear a cheap one made from rodent hair that looks like a rat's nest. 3) They can choose the more appropriate option of covering their hair with a hat or scarf. Tragically, many Jews select option # 1. The least Jewish option in my opinion.)
Of course most wig-wearing Jews are fine people who would never commit such a desecration of G-d's name. These two reshaim are not religious Jews, despite the external appearance. They are about as religious as a pair of atheist hookers. No G-d fearing Jew would ever engage in such behavior. And one day, these two viruses will pay for the sin of publicly spitting on the Torah in front of the gentile world. In this world or in the next.
A chillul Hashem over a shaytel. Unbelievable.