Blessings From Tzaddikim


Our Tzaddikim have made statements to bless and encourage  Jewish women to cover their hair in the most halachicly preferable way with a scarf, hat, or snood.   

Fortunate are we, the Jewish women, who can earn such blessings  for ourselves and our families!  

  

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 "It gladdens our hearts to hear that women have taken upon themselves to be scrupulous in the mitzvah of tznius and have returned to the accepted custom of Yisroel to cover their head with a kerchief, as opposed to a wig, in order to satisfy the opinions of all poskim. How proper and beautiful is this practice, and how much it increases purity and kedushah. Surely their zechus is very great...  We would like to encourage these  women of valor and bless them from the depths of our hearts with children, life and abundant sustenance and all goodness. As the Yalkut teaches,'The generations will not be redeemed, only in the merit of the modest women in the generation."  

 -Signed by Harav Shmuel Wosner zt"l, 

Harav Michel Yehudah Lefkowitz zt"l, 

and Harav Nissim Karelitz shlita,  on 15 Teves 5756

 (Quote from Adorned With Dignity, p 188-9)   

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 "Who would think that in today's times women would go back to performing this mitzvah according to the will of Hashem!  It is a sign of the imminent arrivial of Mashiach! ...Surely this is a noble act that is motivated by a spiritual inspiration from Above. Whoever is wise will graps this awesome opportunity..." 

-Harav Binyamin Rabinovitz zt"l 

 (Quote from Adorned With Dignity, p 192)
 

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 "Harav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv zt"l would bless each woman who took upon herself to cover her head with a kerchief by mentioning her name and her mother's name and  praying for her.  

 His daughter- who want​ed to spare his precious time - once asked him why he didn't just put all the names of the women in a box and bless the whole box, like he did with the various tzedakah organizations.

 His answer was truly encouraging, "No, this is worth a thousand times more than donating to a tzedakah organization!" 

(Quote from Adorned With Dignity, p 191) 


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 Harav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv zt"l gave chizik [encouragement] to a woman who wanted to exchange her kerchief for a wig since she moved to a community where most women wore wigs:  

 "You should continue wearing a kerchief."  He then promised her, "If you listen to my advice, I promise you Gan Eden." 

When the woman heard this, she exclaimed, "If this is so, then I will not wear a wig." Indeed, she returned home with great joy that she had an assurance of Gan Eden from the great gadol. She thought to herself, "For what do I need a wig if I obtained this wondrous promise instead?"

  (Quote from Adorned With Dignity, p 184) 


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 Harav Moshe Arye Freund zt"l would often say to people who needed a yeshuah (salvation) in any area,  "I cannot promise you a yeshuah, only in the zechus (merit) of covering your head with a kerchief."  

Indeed, his blessings were fulfilled in various areas for women who took upon themselves to wear a kerchief  (e.g., recovering from illness, having children, finding shidduchim for their children). 

 (Quote from Adorned With Dignity, p 186) 


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 Harav Ovadia Yosef zt"l exclaimed  "Every woman who takes upon herself to fulfill the words of the poskim who forbade this (the wig)... will be blessed with all the brachos in the Torah!" 

 (Quote from Adorned With Dignity, p178)

 

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 Harav Moshe Arye Freund zt"l wrote the following the letter of encouragement: 

"With this letter, I would like to give chizuk  to those who have the strength to sanctify  Hashem's Name in public and are wearing the head covering that is proper according to halacha.

Through this, they are hastening the geulah. And I would like to bless them that they should be zoche to yeshuos, compassion, children, life, sustenance in abundance,  and they should merit to build upright,  blessed generations. And may Hashem fulfill  all the yearnings of their hearts."

 (Quote from Adorned With Dignity, p179)  


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 In a letter that was written in Elul 5735, gedolim assured women who will restore the crown of tznius to its original glory that they would be saved from the sufferings before Mashiach.  

The letter was signed by the following rabbanim of the Eidah HaChareidis: Harav Yitzchak Yaakov Weiss, 

Harav Moshe Arye Freund, 

Harav Yisroel Yaakov Fisher, 

Harav Binyamin Rabinovitz, 

and Harav Yissachar Dov Goldstein.  

 (Quote from Adorned With Dignity, p 124)

   

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 The Chesed L' alpaim teaches that most of the schar  (reward) that a woman receives in the next world is dependent on her tznius.

 (From Adorned With Dignity, p 124) 


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 Fortunate are we women who can attain very high levels of holiness simply by dedicating ourselves to dressing in the most tznius manner we can.  We can achieve the status of a Talmid Chacham(!)  by commiting ourselves to being mehudar in tznius.  

 For as the Vilna Goan and the Chazon Ish said,  "What Torah learning does for a man, tznius does for a  woman."  

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 Please Note: 

The book Adorned With Dignity is available at Jewish bookstores and online at this site: http://www.eichlers.com/adorn-with-dignity-paperback.html
 It fully expounds upon the topic of Hair Covering.