As a newly married woman and one who is still learning Torah - I must ask what I feel is an important question: Is my head to be covered in the home as it is out in public? And, is a Kippah preferred over say a scarf or hat?
I was just about to note that, that this is the prolonged discussion I was really not in the mood to get into. Your disgraceful conduct baited me to reply.
My points have been made. I made clear that the issue is not as clear-cut as some posters here have presented it. I made clear that I am indeed a rabbi, despite your shameful attempt to insinuate otherwise. I encouraged, and encourage others to contact their local orthodox rabbi, rather than relying on misleading statements on the Internet, and it seems that they will do so. I will add that if you do phone this or another rabbi, who are of this camp that holds it is forbidden and that others have no right to hold otherwise, realize that there are many other rabbis who do hold otherwise. And you may not have the Jewish background to determine who is correct. Consult your local Orthodox rabbi.
I go into hibernation now, until I decide to post again. Everyone else, note that just because other posters on this forum say something and I do not reply, this does not mean that a reply was not possible.
It is very sad and disheartening that a woman came here to Global Yeshiva to ask a question about covering her hair: I gather from her post that she is newly frum/ ba'alas tshuva - which is wonderful. What is sad is the fact that this thread has degraded into a diatribe between two upstanding people and may in fact be leading her away from Yiddishkeit. I'm sure that there is an appropriate place here - perhaps in the Torah forum to discuss the machlokes of how to cover hair - but surely she merely wanted basic information.
Let's be upstanding yidden and take the upper road. The Beis Hamikdash was not built because of sinas chinam - let's change that.
Personal attacks are not allowed at the Global Yeshiva and I have removed them from this post. As far as wigs go, it is hard to understand how they are absolutely forbidden. Some of our greatest Rabbi's Rebbinsons wore and wear wigs. To be makpid is one thing but we cannot say that the greatest of Gedolim are wrong.