Search Results "Modesty"
I am a chareidi university teacher. Am I allowed to teach classes where most of the students are women but there are also some men? (Of course I dress modestly.)
I Still Can’t Watch my Wedding Video 14 Years Later!
I see the groom and he’s not me!
It doesn't pay to show off!
Question about working
Hello. I became religious a few years and I was wondering if there is a problem to work as a waiter in a banquet hall (which has many events where men and women mix and are dressed immodestly) in addition to the fact that men and women waiters work together. I am a woman soldier and this is the only work that I can somehow manage to fit in with my service. In addition, I have another question. Does a soldier have to give a tenth of her army allowance to charity?
Ensuring our Safety
Dear Rabbi, My question is like this: The company I work for is arranging a vacation to Berlin in another month and a half. Is it a good idea to go there in light of the tension and the proliferation of Islam throughout Europe, or should I rely on the Holy One blessed is He, that everything will be fine and nothing will happen, even though one can’t rely on miracles. I’d appreciate an answer…
Dear Rabbi, Several years ago, when I gradually began to strengthen my commitment to religion, my girls were already attending the neighborhood government-run religious school, and I was not pleased with the education there (cursing, hitting, inadequate modesty). I transferred them to a Chabad school, and at the time, I heard that it was a school with proper values and modesty. Grades three through five really were fine. This year, however, a lot of girls from irreligious families, who, obviously, are not particular about modest dress, entered the class. Even though the principal told the parents and wrote to them several times to dress modestly, it didn’t happen, and the situation remained unchanged. Now, I registered my girls (the oldest of whom is entering seventh grade and the youngest, third grade) in a Chareidi school in Kfar Gideon, but I’m concerned that my girls won’t do well there because they’ve already been exposed to the world of secular influences (TV, cellphones, and video games), for their friends from school and the moshav have no connection at all to a Torah lifestyle. I so want them to do well in their new school – how can I influence them? How can I educate them in Torah and mitzvos and to love the Torah and Hashem? Unfortunately, we used to have a TV in the house, but we got rid of it. I also took away their non-kosher cellphones, but their peers really have an influence on them – they’re so weak. If a friend/neighbor comes over in immodest dress, my youngest always says, “Why do I have to wear skirts and long-sleeved shirts?” How can I strengthen them? Will the teachers in school be able to guide the weak girls, or not?
Let Your Inner Beauty Shine - Part 1
How does modesty bring out your inner beauty? What is the uniqueness of women in Judaism? Rebbetzin Raquel Kirszenbaum with remarkable insights to the concept of modesty
Can women wear pants to protect their life?
In recent weeks there was a severe deterioration in the security situation. Horrific attacks occurred which seem directed specifically against men and women who are Orthodox and strictly religious, and who can be identified by their attire. This includes the religious girl from Samaria who was stabbed a few weeks ago. My question is in view of the exceptional situation in which Jews are murdered because they appear religious, may one wear pants if the goal is to mask one’s religious identity because one is motivated by the commandment "You shall scrupulously preserve your lives" only until the situation calms down? Thanks in advance.
Reclaiming Intimacy, Modesty & Love
What is the attraction and obsession between male and female? What is the true definition of femininity and masculinity? In a fascinating lecture, Rabbi Friedman delivers the Torah’s perspective of intimacy, modesty and love
Tzniut - Showing Your True Self
What is Tzniut and why does it take such a central role in Jewish life? Renowned author and relationships expert Gila Manolson delves into the deeper meaning of Tzniut and its practical benefits.
A woman’s voice singing in public
Recently, a new series was screened on TV called "Family Performance", and several religious families performed on the program. One of the families was strictly religious and the mother claimed that she received permission from a rabbi to sing with her two children in the program (she says that she usually only sings before women). Can a rabbi give permission for this? And if so, why? Thanks.
Presentation / lecture before a mixed audience
Hello Rabbi, I know that Jewish law instructs us to keep men and women separated at events, so I have several questions for the Rabbi: A. How do the great rabbis in Hidabroot give Torah lectures to an audience that is mixed? B. If someone wrote a play about a righteous woman and her life story that brought many to virtuous life, and wants to partner with one of the theaters in the country and perform it there — is it allowed? If it is forbidden, is it because the audience’s mixed seating, or is it because the place usually doesn’t have the most modest performances? I would appreciate your reply.
Why Don't married men need to cover their heads like women do?
Why Don't married men need to cover their heads like women do?
Head covering in the house
Does one have to cover one’s hair in her house when there are no strangers who can see her? How much should one be particular to cover one’s hair? I'd love to get a detailed answer. Thanking you in advance.
Staying away from danger
The company where I work is holding a vacation in Berlin for the employees, in about six weeks' time. Is it right to fly there, in view of the tense situation and the Islamization of Europe today, or should I fly and trust Hashem (G-d) that everything will be fine and nothing will happen, although we shouldn't "depend on miracles". I will be happy to get an answer…
When a woman is a Nida, may she sing in front of her husband?
Hello, I have a two year old toddler. When I’m a Nida, may I sing him children's songs when my husband is in the room?
Educating Little Girls
Hello, we are a religious family, thank G-d, we have 2 daughters aged 4 and almost 3, and a boy four months old. My question is regarding the girls. We have been teaching them to wash their hands in the morning and before meals, say Grace After Meals, the blessings before eating and drinking, waiting several hours between meat and milk, not talking between washing one’s hands and eating, etc. and they have been cooperating beautifully. But sometimes, they do not recite the blessing on a particular food or they talk between washing hands and eating, etc. My question is should I remind them that they didn’t say the blessing? Or just be an example to them without mentioning or pointing anything out? I want to note that they are not doing it on "purpose" and as soon as I remind them they right away say the blessing. It’s the same about waiting between meat and milk, how long should they wait at their age? And if they do not want to wait the necessary time, should I just give in to them? I want to note that if they want to eat something dairy and I tell them we just ate meat, they usually understand and do not insist on it, but should I just give it to them without saying that we ate meat? Another question: at what age is it important to wear socks? (I am particular that they wear only skirts and three quarters sleeve blouses from the age of 3, but I dress them in tight pants under the skirt instead of stockings.) Thank you for your answers in advance.
Can one touch one’s grandmother’s brother?
I wanted to ask about my grandmother's brother concerning the laws of touching. What is he considered — a grandfather or an uncle? Thank you.