New York rabbis ban Jewish women from wearing tank tops (despite searing heatwave)

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New York rabbis have banned Jewish women from wearing tank tops and short skirts - even as the state is gripped by a heatwave that has sent the mercury touching 100F.

The Central Rabbinical Congress has placed posters everywhere in trendy South Williamsburg demanding women dress modestly despite the roasting weather.

The posters, written in Yiddish, tell women to avoid wearing tank tops, T-shirts, and clingy dresses.

New Yorkers have responded furiously to Rabbis’ demands. Wpix.com spoke to one Williamsburg woman wearing yellow short shorts and a T-shirt who said: ‘Now they are telling us what to wear? This is New York.’

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