Hello Mrs. Weinbach. I meant to write sooner, but didn't
get around to it. i just wanted to let you know how much I
was inspired by the article on the importance of Amen that
you had in the family section a couple of weeks back
[Parshas Pekudei, also ParshasTetzave: review on Just One
The story was so powerful that I shared it with many of my
relatives and friends. And all that heard it promised to be
more careful with the powerful word, Amen. Thank you for
printing the wonderful article [and a great reading section
every week!]. Tzipie W.
And a request from Rochel Stefansky, who runs an excellent
sheitel gemach in Ezras Torah. She calls it
"A Hair Raising Experience"
It's almost a tradition. Every year, as Pesach approaches,
you open up that closet and gingerly peer in to see what can
be disposed of, so you can make some order in the overstuffed
There in the back corner of the shelf lies the Box. You pull
it forward, open it up, and draw out the sheitel
— yes, the one you bought eight years ago, or is it
nine, now, and wore once. Perhaps it wasn't your shade, or
the cut wasn't flattering, or it was a touch too short for
your taste. You hesitate a moment, turn the wig this way and
that, and then just shove it back into the Box. "Maybe one
day I'll have it dyed or restyled," you think. And back it
goes, in the far corner, for another year.
This year, how about breaking with tradition? Instead of
having a repeat performance, opt for a `hair-raising'
experience - i.e. raise yourself by doing a mitzva
with your hardly used sheitel, and raise the spirits
of the grateful one who will receive it. The sheitel
that never quite made it for you - might be just what another
woman would love - and could never afford to buy.
In a tastefully arranged basement in the vibrant community of
Ezras Torah, Yerusholayim, a unique gemach has been
functioning for the past eight years, providing inexpensive
wigs for women who otherwise would be unable to afford them.
The customers range from the Russian kalla who never
knew about wigs when she was growing up, to the struggling
Kollel wife who is thrilled to replace her shabby five-year-
old wedding wig for a fresh, almost-new model.
No effort is spared: the sheitels are washed and set,
ready to go, and the selection is extensive, sorted according
to kashrus supervision. A nominal sum of 100 shekel is
charged for each one, with proceeds going to a local
chessed organization helping needy families.
We will be glad to arrange pickup for good quality, slightly
used wigs. A sheitel may be "hair today, gone
tomorrow" but when it is donated, the merit is yours
Call: 02-538-3130 Fax: 02-538-7751