Search Results "Modesty"
is it prohibited to listen (watch) non jewish songs? whats the reason? Is it prohibited to listen to non jewish kids songs?
Shalom Rabbi. How can a modest girl like Rivkah talk to a stranger whom she does'nt know?
Dying hair different hues
I was wondering if it's okay to dye hair several hues, and I saw that you advised someone "as long as it is not eye-catching, it is allowed". How can I know what is considered okay and what is not? So I want to ask a more-specific question: if my hair color is dark brown, is it OK to dye some hairs a lighter brown shade? Many thanks in advance and a good and quiet week with G-d's help!
Can a woman recite a blessing when wearing a swimsuit
Is a woman allowed to get a license for a motor scooter? Is it a matter of modesty or is it just something that is not acceptable in the strictly religious world? I also wanted to ask whether a woman may recite a blessing or pray in the sea when she is wearing a swimsuit? Thank you very much!
Can a woman ride a horse?
Can a woman ride a horse?
What color clothes may one not wear?
1. Is it permissible and proper to buy online? 2. What has to be checked for Shatnaz? 3. What color clothes and shoes may one not wear? (What about maroon?)
Is it proper or permitted for a strictly religious woman to have three earrings in one ear?
High heels for a woman
I know that a woman may wear low heels as long as it isn’t eye-catching. The question is what if the shoes make noise when the woman walks. Is this problematic from the point of view of modesty? Is it permitted / prohibited to wear shoes like that? Thanks in advance.
Voice development studies for women
Hello, Rabbi ... I play music in a class for women and we have fun together. I want to learn vocal development and develop my skills further so my performance will be even better ... but I'm in a difficult dilemma and don’t know what to do .... I found someone in my city that gives voice development lessons, but the problem is that the teacher is not Torah observant, doesn’t dress modestly, and the songs she teaches are not good songs. Another problem is that as part of the lessons, she organizes concerts and I would have to appear before a mixed audience and can not excuse myself. However, everyone in the group are women .... the rate is cheap, two hours a week for $11 per month. On the other hand, I found in the local community center that they have classes for the religious sector, including voice development and the rate is once a week for half an hour and the price per month is 270 shekels. I really want it because it is appropriate for the religious sector and the class is individual and they check each person and see whether she should take a class of half an hour or more .... but the price is a little expensive for me because I barely work 3 times a week in cleaning buildings. I really want to learn it to make women happy, but the price is expensive for me ... what does the rabbi suggest that I do ??
Judaism & Performing Arts
Dear Rabbi, I’m 20 years old, and since I was a child, I’ve always dreamed of being an actress. Simultaneously, I have always felt drawn to Judaism, and in the past years, become more observant. At this stage, I want to integrate my faith and observance with my dream of being an actress. This is the only thing I want to do in life, but how does it fit into the world of Judaism?
Can a husband be present in the delivery room?
I was wondering if there is a halachic problem for the husband to be in the delivery room with his wife, without touching because she is already a Nida, or is it better not to be with her? Thank you.
Modesty – Tzniut
Are open shoes such as saddles considered modest when worn with hosiery?
Modesty in front of Holy Books
I have two questions: I have a bookcase with sifrei kodesh (holy books) in my bedroom, and I have nowhere else to put them. I wanted to know if I am allowed to get dressed in my bedroom? I understood that, at the end of the Shemone Esrei, I am supposed to recite a specific verse whose letters start and end with the same letters that my name starts and ends with. What do I do if there is no verse that matches my name? My name starts with a ‘shin’ and ends with a ‘zayin.’
The obligation to cover one’s legs
How much of one’s leg has to be covered? (I heard that one also has to cover the calves — is that right? And what is the source of that?)
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.)
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?
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.
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.