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Chillul Hashem and Sheitels – Part II

After reading a post on VosIsNeias [1] regarding the recent Chillul Hashem regarding Sheitels [2] and the Peoples Court, I have some additional thoughts on the recent events.

My initial thoughts on this is that, in giving the couple the benefit of the doubt in that they’re probably filled with Tzaros in these tough economic times to do what they just did, it still doesn’t justify how products of the Yeshiva system could have stooped so low. Not only that, but they had to go on national television with this, publicly humiliating themselves while trying to humiliate the dry cleaners. Indeed, this is a case of Talmudic proportions (Yuma 86a)!

Ways To Be Dan L’Kaf Zchus on this Chillul Hashem with the Sheitels

Here are some ways we might be Dan L’Kaf Zchus to this Couple, Heidi and Mendy, on this Chillul Hashem with the Sheitels.

Has the Yeshiva system failed, or have the homes failed? It’s always fun and convenient to blame the Yeshiva system for everything. In the end, these people erred, and have erred in a big way. Even if they were COMPLETELY innocent in all cases, the question remains: What on earth were they doing on public television with this? Let them take it to Small Claims court. Less intrusive and embarrassing. That was a very stupid move by very stupid people.

One can only wonder the due diligence this couple will likely receive in Shamayim after 120 years in light of what just happened.