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    Is this still an issue? what’s the problem with using indian hair on your wig?

    I’d compare it to buying a church and converting it into a shul. we are buying that hair we are not making use of it for the same purpose as the indians. so what’s the shtick? I understand that it was used for avoda zara, however however what about using christmas decorations in your succa, and haloween outfits for purim, the list can be endless… does anyone have any insight into this??


    I dont really know the answer, but you make some good points. As far as I see it, the only problem would be the feathers.


    There are varying opinions as to whether or not the hair was, in fact, used for avodas zorah. However, in no case can a Jew be mevatel an avodas zorah. Only the oveid of that particular avodas zorah can be mevatel, so your non- avodas zorah use of (possibly)avodas zorah hair does not cancel the (possible) issur.


    ” the only problem would be the feathers”

    Very funny!

    I’m surprised this story is making a comeback. Boy, do I remember the 1st time around!


    Rav Eliashiv retracted, no problem, old issue.


    dont get your point about the decorations, if the hair thing is avoda zara, then it is assur, if it is not then it is muttar.

    nothing to do with something else. two wrongs dont make one right..


    The issue was weather they were donating their hair to avodah zarah, or (being poor and having nothing else to sell) they were selling their hair and donating the money to avodah zarah (i.e. upkeep of an idol, as charity to the poor). Of course, the shrine conveniently had barbers on hand to cut the hair. Those defending the use of hair from India would argue that cutting the hair was not part of the avodah zarah (worship of the idol) but was just something done for economic reasons by those who would otherwise be unable to have disposable currency to donate to the shrine and its charities.

    Shticky Guy

    BTGuy: the only problem would be the feathers. LOL again! Though presumably that’s what the tomahawk is for…


    I think the answer is that anything used for avoda zara must be burned (if it’s in your reshus) and can NEVER be used for anything, nor have any benefit derived from it.

    xmas decorations, and haloween costumes were never used for anything ossur, and therefore may be bought and used for our Yom Tovim.


    forget the hair, what if they wanted to scalp someone!!



    yo honestly i thought you were a guy, what you doing asking about wigs?

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕


    Rav Eliashiv retracted, no problem, old issue.

    Do you have a source? I never heard (from a reliable source) about a retraction.


    I spoke to my rosh yeshiva this morning and he said, no issue. I’m glad I don’t have to spend a fortune on a qaulity wig now, I can pick up a qaulity one for cheap. BTW: indian hair is MUCH cheaper, even the ones that are good qaulity… Does anyone know if it’s actually linked to the boycot??


    Yo!!!! Maybye I missed something but what the…. you doing picking up a wig???


    Your a guy!!!!!




    Jothar!!! Help!




    what is your issue man, what does that mean?Jothar!!!Help! ????


    Your not supposed to ask personal questions, don’t know if you know that if you do you might be a stalker…

    moi aussi

    If I speak to MY rosh yeshiva, I’m a MALE

    We are definitely in Chelm LOL

    i love coffe

    This is so ridiculous. I seriously think that icecream and peerimsameach are the same people. When ever icecream doesnt get a response he/she will post on another name and pretend its someone else and respond to his/her own self . Please Stop!

    Are you a guy or a girl? I cant tell from all your random posts.(oops, shouldnt have asked that, I might get in trouble now…)

    sorry Jothar

    i love coffe

    Sorry peerimsameach if your not icecream. He/she is just really annoying me. Guess i will have to deal with it.

    moi aussi

    The Torah speaks of an Andreigenish (androgyne)…

    i love coffe

    LOL! Now I understand what all this is about.


    I love coffee maybe youre peerimsameach…lol I didn’t even notice that that poster tail gates my posts

    Thanks for pointing it out.. Perhaps it’s one of gefen s usernames…lol

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