A Sheitel from One’s Own Hair?

It is becoming increasingly popular among some Orthodox Jewish women to send their own hair to wig-making companies – who then create a Sheitel for them that perfectly matches their natural look at a much lower cost. Writing for the Five Towns Jewish Times, Rabbi Yair Hoffman seeks to clear up some of the Halachic questions surrounding the issue.

Police Launch Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign

The New York State Police will team up with local law enforcement to conduct a seat belt and child safety seat enforcement period starting on Monday, May 22 and running through Sunday, June 4, as part of the annual “Buckle Up New York-Click it or Ticket” campaign.

Trump First President to Visit Western Wall

Clad in a black yarmulke, President Donald Trump made a historic visit to Jerusalem’s Western Wall today, Monday, standing before the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray and saying a few words before inserting a note between the monumental stones. He is the first sitting U.S. President to do so in history.

Chabad Synagogue Vandalized in Meah Shearim

Congregants of the old Chabad shul in Meah Shearim, Jerusalem, were amazed to discover on Shabbos that vandals had broken in the night before and destroyed the synagogue’s walls, stole books and newsletters, and harmed anything they could get their hands on.