Their Rebbe Has Forbidden the Practice - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 08.09.10 | 15:50 (IDT)

    On the grounds that it is begdei isha, clothing of a woman since it is an object of clothing that is worn by Muslim women and therfore it is forbidden by Jewish law. Since you cannot see their beards and Muslim women, by a ruling from Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in referring to women in the army, are permitted to wear trousers rather than short skirts, these hasidim might be taken, god forbid, as women and therfore the veils have got to go on the women since the rabbis find it a disgrace that their are non-Jewish women who observe a higher degree of modesty thatn the daughters of Israel.

    from the article: This year in Uman: Hasids don 'veils' en route to Rabbi Nachman's tomb
    First published 01:29 07.09.10 | Last updated 01:29 07.09.10
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