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What is the difference between the modesty required for men and women?
I was told that the Mishna Berura writes that it is forbidden for a man to expose his arm above the elbow. Is that the actually legal ruling? Do we have to dress that way today? Does a man have modesty laws he has to keep? If so, what is difference from the modesty laws that a woman has to observe?
A few years ago, as I was gradually starting to become stronger [in keeping the mitzvoth (commandments)], my daughters were already learning at a local mamlachti-dati (public-religious) school. I wasn't happy with the education there (cursing, hitting, inadequate tzni'ut (modesty). Therefore I transferred them to a Chabad school. At the time, I had heard that it was a school with values and modesty. From 3 rd to 5 th grades, it was really OK; however, this year many girls that come families that do not keep Torah & Mitzvoth (the commandments) and naturally modesty, registered in the school. And even though the Principal talked and wrote a few times to the parents to be strict about modesty, nothing was done and things remained the same. Now, I've been privileged to register my girls (the oldest already going up to 7 th grade and the youngest to 3 rd grade) in a chareidi (ultra-Orthodox) school in Kfar Gideon. And now I'm afraid that my daughters will not find their place there, since they've already tasted the Olam hagashmi (the materialistic world) – T.V., mobile phones and electronic games – since their friends, both in school and at the moshav (village) have no connection at all to the Torah. I want so much for them to be successful in the new school! How can I convince them? How can I teach and instruct them for a life of Torah & Mitzvoth and to love the Torah and love Hashem (G-d)? Unfortunately, I had a TV at home, and I've been privileged to get rid of it and I also took away the not-Kosher cell-phones from them. But the environment has such a strong influence on them; they are so weak. If a friend/neighbor that is not tznu'ah (immodest) comes to us, my youngest daughter always says, "why do I have to put on skirts and long-sleeved blouses?" How can I strengthen them? Can the teachers in school give direction for the weak girls or not? Thank you very much,
Judaism helps Your Self-Esteem
How does Judaism build one’s self-esteem? We see how crippling it is to have low self-esteem and how important it is in this day and age to learn how to be assertive and to project one’s personality; surely Judaism’s emphasis of humility and modesty undermines this?
Guarding Your Eyes
In this weekly lesson, Rabbi Zamir Cohen touches upon a less popular yet very important matter concerning the holiness of a person's eyes.
Communicating Modesty - No Matter How Old
How do we communicate the true message of modesty? Young or old, the key to happiness is simply knowing what makes us who we are
Reclaiming Our Bodies
One of the most tragic and self-defeating behaviors people engage in is trying to attract a partner based on their physical appearance
The Feminine Connection
A woman who realizes the danger in projecting a superficial message to men will understand why modesty is so greatly emphasized in females
More Than Skin-Deep
Covering your body is the most fundamental way of using your outside to tell others who you are on the inside
The Depths of Modesty
Modesty begins with looking past your more superficial layers and seeing who, on the deepest level, you are capable of being
A Lamp in the Darkness
In times such as ours, modesty is truly “a lamp in the darkness";it is infinitely more than what we wear — it is a way of emerging from a deep vision of ourselves
Entering Into Marriage - Great Expectations
Judaism provides ways of periodically re-experiencing the thrill of being newlyweds, marriage ultimately has something far greater to offer
No Contact Rules - It’s Just Too Hard
Life is full of instances in which you have to delay gratification — and yes, it’s hard. But if you don’t learn how to do it, you’re going to be a big-time loser
Now You See It — Now You Don’t
People become enmeshed in “unhealthy” relationships for countless reasons. But a big complicating factor in nearly every case is the introduction of physical involvement quite early on