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The Other Side of the Story - Giving People the Benefit of the Doubt

When someone acts in a suprising way, don't ...

Flip Your Wig

A new couple started coming to our shul (synagogue). After some time, they appeared to become more observant. The wife began to dress more and more modestly, and her husband began to wear a black hat and gartel (prayer belt) on Shabbat. After about a year and a brief trip to Israel, the wife began wearing a sheitel (wig worn by observant Jewish women) in keeping with the halacha requiring married women to cover their hair.

One Saturday night, my husband and I were at the mall and I saw the wife emerging from the movie theater; she wore slacks and her hair was uncovered. I kept the matter to myself, not even mentioning it to my husband, who was right beside me (but perhaps didnít notice). But I was concerned: Was she pretending to be something she was not?

Some months later, in the hallway of the shul amongst a crowd of people, I overheard her saying to someone, "Have you ever met my twin sister?"

(Submitted by an Ohrnet reader via the Internet)

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Based on "The Other Side of the Story" by Mrs. Yehudis Samet, ArtScroll Series

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