Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A Toupee As A Yarmulke


Can a man fulfill his obligation to cover his head by wearing a toupee - or does this get away from the true intent of wearing a yarmulke?

Can anyone think of another example of a person fulfilling a mitzva in technicality but not in intent?

9 Comments:

At November 21, 2006 at 1:33:00 PM EST, Anonymous chabakuk elisha said...

"Can anyone think of another example of a person fulfilling a mitzva in technicality but not in intent?"

I think every Mitzva can qualify there...

 
At November 21, 2006 at 1:37:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Very true. I guess I looked right past the obvious on this one...

 
At November 21, 2006 at 10:36:00 PM EST, Blogger Gil Student said...

R. Moshe Feinstein ruled that a toupee is insufficient.

 
At November 22, 2006 at 3:30:00 AM EST, Blogger Batya said...

The shaitel of course.
That's why I don't wear them (except maybe on Purim)

 
At November 22, 2006 at 4:50:00 AM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Gil and Batya: It looks like Rivka K's comment touched on both of your ideas, however Gil, she seems to contradict your information about Igros Moshe. Do you happen to have a citation to validate your comment (which undoubtedly is correct)?

 
At November 22, 2006 at 9:32:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my Father zal asked Reb moshe zatzal wheather he could make a bracha with a toupee on and he answered that he had to put on his hat to make a bracha and eat.

 
At November 22, 2006 at 1:14:00 PM EST, Blogger PsychoToddler said...

Hey, I already copyrighted the "Meitel".

 
At November 22, 2006 at 1:19:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

PT: How much do I owe you for my copyright infrigement?

 
At November 22, 2006 at 4:35:00 PM EST, Blogger PsychoToddler said...

You have to come up with a picture and name for your own model.

 

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