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Isn't it sexist that the laws of modesty apply only to women?

1. Modesty is about dignity, and dignity is desirable. The fact that the Torah is concerned abut a woman’s dignity can hardly be called sexist. To...

Why dress modestly when praying alone at home?

Question: If I am home alone, why do I have to be dressed modestly in order to pray? Answer: If prayer only involved G-d, nudity wouldn't matter....

What is the mystical significance of women covering their hair?

Preface: in addition to adding a mystical dimension to the Halachah of covering the hair, this article will also answer three questions: 1) Why is a...

Can girls participate in athletics while dressed modestly?

I know from personal experience that my daughters are very athletically active. It is permissible for girls to be dressed "less...

Wearing a wig is difficult; why must we continue this ancient custom?

Question: I have a 38 year old son who is engaged to a relgious girl. My question is: why is it that important to be that religious or that observant as...

Why are married women allowed to make wigs out of their own hair, isn't that like keeping it uncovered?

Mrs. Shaffer: Welcome......how can I help you?:) henny34: can you make a sheitl out of your own hair? henny34: Hi. I was just wondering if it is permitted...

How can I explain modesty to my friends?

Mrs. Bronya Shaffer: Welcome......how can I help you?:) confused: How can I explan modesty to my friends without looking like I live in a bubble? Mrs....

How do I end a relationship when all I wanted was a friendship?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Rachel: Hi, I need advice more than to ask a question, can you...

Why don't women get called up to the Torah in Orthodox synagogues?

Question: How do I explain to my friend why girls don't have Aliyahs [get called up to the Torah] in Orthodox synagogues?...

Why do some Jews not watch movies/tv?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Nathan: I was wondering...why do some Jews avoid watch movies/tv? Rabbi...