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Fight, when Rabbi Seeks to Bar Women Without Wigs

October 10, 1923
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Much discussion and general excitement has been aroused in Felsoviso, Transylvania, according to Klausenburg papers, by the action of Rabbi Hager, son of the Zizoitzer “rebbe” in seeking to bar women without “sheitels” from the synagogue.

The rabbi, it is reported, has compiled a “black list” of women wearing their own hair and on the eve of Yom Kippur he demanded that all these women leave the synagogue.

When some of them refused, a fight ensued between those supporting the rabbi and his opponents. The rabbi, it is said, was almost lynched. Order was not restored until the police intervened.

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