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Haredi Ad: Tight Pants May Seduce Women

Ads posted recently in ultra-Orthodox areas in Jerusalem quote prominent Ashkenazi Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky as saying that men who “intentionally” wear tight pants will be subject to ostracism. The ads were distributed as part of a campaign launched several months ago in regards to standards of modesty in men’s clothing. The campaign’s highlight was the […]

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Rabbis Launch Battle on Men’s Skinny Jeans

A new decree signed by top Israeli rabbis this week prohibits devout men from wearing tight pants. “Every Jewish man is mandated by the holy Torah to dress modestly in loose-fitting clothing,” read the edict, which was published in the ultra-Orthodox media. The public service messages were accompanied by pictures of Jewish men in times […]

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New start-up: Kosher clothing stores

An extreme ultra-Orthodox body has established a kashrut department supervising clothing stores in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim and Geula neighborhoods.Haredi women have begun supervising businesses in the neighborhoods on behalf of the new department, checking whether the clothes sold in the stores meet the requirements of Jewish Law. The department’s findings will be published across the […]

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The Hasidic Women – Why They Wear Wigs

Hasidic women wear clothing that is according to the principles of dress modesty in Jewish law. Haredi women wear long, conservative skirts. They also wear sleeves past the elbow. Hasidic women strictly follow the laws of tzenuit. They are also required to act accordingly and with respectable behavior. Married women cover their hair with a […]

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