Tzniut Restrictions

Thank you for all the comments on the previous post. I hope this direct link will work for the reader in China who can only access the blog by email. Some commenters noted that by interpreting halacha on tzniut too strictly the rabbis (and Orthodox society) may unintentionally deter women from a particular observance altogether. For instance, many women don’t know that a legitimate halachic opinion allows women to go without a head covering in their own home (or perhaps any private home), even in the presence of other men. Lion of Zion provides a real-life example of that practice.

In the same vein, Ariella writes that pants are not as big an issue as they are made out to be. Rochelle shares her conservation with her mother about hair-covering. And Sephardi Lady linked to this post by Rabbi Joshua Maroof on the topic.

Shabbat shalom!

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