Some cases of Alopecia result in the loss of all the hair on one's head.

Would such a person cause maris haayin that they violated the prohibition of rounding the corner of their head? Would they have to wear a wig? Or is their condition obvious such that no one would suspect them of transgression. Do the poskim discuss this?

  • Relevant rationale and sources for an answer here. – Oliver Aug 25 '19 at 13:46
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    I'm not sure you can violate "maris ayin" passively. It's not his fault he doesn't have hair – Double AA Aug 25 '19 at 13:55
  • There is a discussion in the Gemara (in nazir? Maybe makos?) If the prohibition applies in the first place to someone who shaves his whole head. – Mordechai Aug 25 '19 at 13:59
  • @DoubleAA you made me think of an analogous case: someone forced to get a tattoo, I recall they don't have to remove it. Obviously someone from a concentration camp everyone knows why they have a tattoo. But a young Frum man with a tattoo, even if they don't have to remove it, maybe they should inform others that they were compelled? – robev Aug 25 '19 at 14:07
  • @robev judaism.stackexchange.com/a/12421/759 – Double AA Aug 25 '19 at 14:40

Here is a Maase Rav.

R. Lior Glazer is a famous speaker, giving many lectures to large audiences, suffering from a health condition that causes him a complete loss of hair.

He doesn't care about Marit Ayin, nor do other Rabbis protest.

One picture is better then thousand words


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