If a woman who is custom to covering by means of Tichel/Mitpachat moves to a community in which it is custom for women to wear Sheitels, should she switch to Sheitels? If she attends a synagogue in which she is the only one covered with Tichel, is she obligated to follow the minhag of the synagogue?

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    What if everyone wears blue shoes but she likes brown shoes?
    – Double AA
    May 17 '16 at 18:57
  • It depends on if she's Sephardic and whether or not she cares what Ovadia Yosef has to say
    – Aaron
    May 17 '16 at 18:58
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    May 17 '16 at 18:59
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    I suspect that the ideal behavior would depend a great deal on the particular community and the particular woman. Her best bet would probably be to consult her rabbi.
    – Isaac Moses
    May 17 '16 at 19:07
  • I think you will find different answers based on what is preceived to be the most ideal way of covering ones hair. On the other hand if you are coming from the point of view that both are equally valid and there is not an advantage to either one then you could make the argument being more like the majority in the community makes more sense
    – Dude
    May 17 '16 at 20:27

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