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Does a married woman need to cover her hair in the privacy of her home?

The Short Answer: While there is a halachic disagreement amongst Jewish scholars regarding this law, all seem to agree that it is...

Why do Jewish woman have strict dress codes?

Mrs. Shaffer: Welcome......how can I help you?:)Dina: I have some questions on the role of women in judiasm..Mrs. Shaffer: okDina: it seems like women are...

I am going to Shabbat dinner at our rabbi's home; Is it disrespectful to wear pants?

I think it would be safe to apply the concept of “when in Rome do as the Romans” to this situation, and wear a skirt/dress. I say this both...

Can you quote from the Torah the command to dress modestly?

You won’t find a verse in the Torah that states “Thou shall dress modestly” for the same reason you won’t find a verse in the...

Do divorced or widowed women still have to keep their hair covered?

Once married, a woman must keep her hair covered even if she is divorced or widowed.1 Two reasons for this are: 1. Once a woman has defined a certain part...

Modesty and Convenience

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Bonnie: a few days ago when i was flying home from NY to LA. three...

How can I explain the reasons for modesty to 5 year old girls?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Debbie: how can I explain the reasons for Tzniyus [Ed. note:...

In which ways do I have to be concerned about modesty in the workplace?

Moral Integrity Let me begin by applauding you for following your conscience in a matter which is so pressure laden. It is very difficult to be a lone...

A chat about modesty

Mrs. Shaffer: Hello, Janet, how can I help you? :) Janet: Could you tell me please why there are so many laws about modesty for Jewish women? Mrs....

What is the appropriate attire for a woman attending a Chassidic wedding?

A beautiful skirt or dress which cover the knees, a blouse which doesn't have a low neck-line and sleeves which cover the elbows.