Definition of sheitel in English:
(Among orthodox Ashkenazic Jews) a wig worn by a married woman.
- Wry jokes are whispered; remarks are made about the wigs (called sheitels) that the married Orthodox women wear to avoid the ‘immodesty’ of displaying their real hair.
- Married women wear a sheitel with their hair cropped short.
- I'm men in shtreimels and women in funky sheitels, I'm English, I'm Jewish, I'm yiddishist, and maybe a little bit Israeli, and loud and quiet, and shy and confident, and sure and not sure.
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