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Excessive Modesty

13 Av 5776 – August 16, 2016
I always wonder how women wearing the Niqab, a veil that covers up the entire face except for a slit at eye level, take ID photos, eat-DRIVE?

Chief of Staff’s Mom: I Wish He Had Been a Rabbi

8 Kislev 5775 – November 30, 2014
Israel gets a mensch for Chief of Staff along with a Yiddishe Mama.

NYC Drops Suit against Hasidic Stores over Dress Code

21 Shevat 5774 – January 22, 2014
New York City has dropped a lawsuit against Hasidic-owned stores that posted a dress code for shoppers. The New York City Human Rights Commission reached...

LA Jews Convince Firm to Remove Sexually Suggestive Billboard

16 Av 5773 – July 23, 2013
Orthodox Jews in Los Angeles have convinced a company to take down a billboard that showed a mostly naked woman promoting an energy drink,...

Rabbis and Secular Jews in Petition War over Jerusalem Area Mall

5 Tammuz 5773 – June 12, 2013
Ten rabbis have signed a petition to boycott a mall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot because of “issues of modesty” while secular residents...

Photoshopping Women Out of the Holocaust

29 Nisan 5773 – April 8, 2013
Digitally removing women from Holocaust photos dishonors those women and the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

Islamist Media Digitally Cover Prominent Western Women

1 Nisan 5773 – March 11, 2013
Even the modestly dressed and Islamist friendly Catherine Ashton did not escape being photoshopped.

The ‘Tznius Chase’: Is This Photo Immodest?

18 Shevat 5773 – January 28, 2013
This is the 'tznius chase,' a subset of the 'Frumkeit race,' also known as the move to the right.

Tznius Squads: Can This Really be Judaism?

18 Tevet 5773 – December 30, 2012
The extreme emphasis on tznius (modesty) has even led to husbands and wives being buried in separate locations.

A World Untouched by Civilization

6 Tishri 5773 – September 21, 2012
The way of Meah Shearim is the way of the Mafia. Not civilization.

Iranian Cleric Pummeled After Telling Woman to Cover Up

4 Tishri 5773 – September 20, 2012
An Iranian cleric who warned a woman to conform to standards of modesty and cover her eyes was subsequently beaten so badly by the offending female that he spent three days in the hospital.

One Judaism, Two Perspectives on Dressing Modesty

12 Elul 5772 – August 30, 2012
Modern Orthodox and Chassidic cultural norms may differ, but members of both communities have a respect for Halachah and desire to serve God.

Lakewood Girls School under Attack for Controversial Letter on Modesty

24 Sivan 5772 – June 14, 2012
The Lakewood, NJ, Bnos Yaakov elementary school is not happy over the fact that an internal letter to its students has been published online. It contains a story with a disturbing notion of purgatory for girls who don't obey the laws of tzniyut (modesty).

My Dearest Yiddishe Mamme

30 Shevat 5768 – February 6, 2008
In loving memory of Sara Altman bas Reb Bentzion Harnik zt"l, great-great-granddaughter of hatzaddik hagaon Chaim Yosef Gottlieb, zt"l, Stropkover Rav - on the occasion of her Shloshim, 29 Shevat.

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