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What does the Torah say about cross-dressing?
Firstly, let's define "cross-dressing," of which there are two types. There's the silly party stuff that guys and gals occasionally...

Why are orthodox Jews so strict about boys and girls not mingling?
Question: Rabbi we have progressed. Schools are coed, boys and girls dance together at proms, and they enjoy it. Why is traditional Judaism so fearful of...

Why must a married woman cover ALL her hair--instead of just wearing a kippa?
The Kipa (for men) and the hair-covering (for women) serve two different purposes.  For men, the head covering is there to remind them of a...

Why do married women have to cover their hair?
The law (Talmud Ketubot 72a, Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim, 75:2) is based on Numbers 5:18, where it is stated that the kohen "reveals the hair of...

Teenage girls and boys
Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?perplexed: Hi. my friend's family is really popular so...

What is the appropriate attire for a woman attending a Chassidic wedding?
A beautiful skirt or dress which cover the knees, a blouse which doesn't have a low neck-line and sleeves which cover the elbows.

A chat about modesty
Mrs. Shaffer: Hello, Janet, how can I help you? :) Janet: Could you tell me please why there are so many laws about modesty for Jewish women? Mrs....

In which ways do I have to be concerned about modesty in the workplace?
Moral Integrity Let me begin by applauding you for following your conscience in a matter which is so pressure laden. It is very difficult to be a lone...

How can I explain the reasons for modesty to 5 year old girls?
Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Debbie: how can I explain the reasons for Tzniyus [Ed. note:...

Modesty and Convenience
Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Bonnie: a few days ago when i was flying home from NY to LA. three...

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