Vinod Kurup

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In Israel, a Ban on Indian Wigs; in Brooklyn, a Rush to Comply

Reported in the New York Times: (free registration required)

One of the most respected Jewish authorities in the ultra-Orthodox world, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, issued the Indian hair ban from Israel on Wednesday, prompting some people in Israel to create lists of stores selling banned wigs and to burn Indian wigs in bonfires, according to Ha’aretz, an Israeli newspaper.

This sounds like a story from the The Onion