Indian Hair Wigs Still a Tznius Problem

Surprisingly, the issue with Indian hair used for idol worship is still a problem in Jewish wigs. Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv zt”l and Rabbi Moshe Sternbach shlita have ruled that wearing wigs from idolatrous practices is forbidden for all Jews. This is because it’s benefiting from a product used in avoda zarah, which the Gemara clearly states is forbidden (1). Frum researches who recently looked into the topic estimate that 99.99% of natural hair wigs for sale contain Indian hair (2). Additionally, much of the hair that is not Indian comes from deceased people (5).

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PDF Report on Indian Hair


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