"Wearing A Sheitel Was Senseless"
Neshama commenting on Sheitel vs. Shterntichel
To all concerned:
"...it is the way of kosher Jewish daughters that they are nauseated by strange men placing a covetous eye upon them." (Seridei Eish)
Is this ever the truth.
The Baal Shem Tov's wife and daughter, I'm sure, was a full tzenuah. Her wearing a kerchief was the way of a Bas Yisrael then and now.
This is one source: From the incident of the Sotah. The Torah tells us that her head is to be uncovered [in shame], from which Chazal have learned out that the Jewish married woman normally covered her hair.
There are many sources. But the fact is that this is a "natural inborn feeling of the Bas Yisrael". There is a movement in Eretz HaKodesh to awaken the natural Jewish chein buried under many a glamorous sheitel (and less then Tznius clothing) walking around Israel.
Sarah Imeinu was an immensely tzanua woman and covered her beauty with a shawl over the head and shoulders. Rivka Imeinu covered her innocence with a veil over the face. There are many instances of such modesty through our generations.
Do you realize that Jewish and non-Jewish WOMEN covered their hair up until WWI and from then until WWII it was all downhill with clothing. I know some won't see it that way and will object strongly. But this is true.
No one is brave enough to say this. The sheitels many women wear today are better than their own hair, make them look like Paris models, Bloomies catalog models. The Jewish woman has a regal, royal neshomah. The folly of this golus's Yetzer has grabbed on to the sensitive Jewish Bas Yisrael. It is a situation of immense sensitivity I realize, but it must be brought out in the open.
Married women need to move UP in their level of observance in the Eyes of Hashem and wear a cloth covering of whatever style they decide on (because there are varying styles), and they would then look in appearance as a married woman, a modest woman, a Royal Jewish Bas Yisrael. Hashem created the human neshoma to be housed in our brains, and when a Jewish married woman covered her own hair (not a sheitel) with a covering, she is acknowledging the supremacy of her neshoma. Once she will take upon herself to do this, some have experienced amazing things.
This is a subject dear to my heart. I determined a while ago that wearing a sheitel was senseless (to wear a non-Jewish woman's hair); it did not make me look more Jewish or modest. I always felt strange in one. And I objected to the commercialism and profiteering of the business of providing European non-Jewish women's hair for our own Royal Bas Yisrael. I don't mind discussing this with anyone who wants to discuss it further.