Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Ultra Orthodox and Cosmetics...

Israel Today has an interesting article about cosmetics and the Ultra-Orthodox. It discusses the famous phrase from Aishes Chayil:"sheker hachain v'hevel hayofee" (charm is false and beauty is vain). However the article points out this does not stop the wives from sneaking through the backdoor of places like Yeelat Chen Cosmetics for a makeover. This establishment received a blessing by the late Rabbi Ben Tzion Abba Shaul, then head of the Porat Yosef Yeshiva. The author explains how in Jewish law it's important for a woman to look good for her husband. Interestingly they have different forms of cosmetics one for every day use and another for the husband only.

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