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there is much to gain in speaking to God often as the Alter of Kelm wrote (Sefer Zikaron Beis Kelm pg.265) (longer quote here) "A great principle in joy of the heart and health of the body, and more for the service of G-d is to search for closeness (kirva) to G-d and not closeness to human beings. Besides being a big headache in many ways, there's ...


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The most comprehensive book on the subject is Rabbi E. Falk's 700 page "Sefer Oz Ve-hadar Levushah: Modesty, an Adornment for Life : Halachos and Attitudes Concerning Tznius of Dress & Conduct" which you can preview - and partially read - at Google Books. He discusses the guidelines of tight clothing, and why it's an issue. You can search the book for ...


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Laws for Jews regarding minimum clothing to pray, redding shma or say blessings ... (but it might be more respectful to G-d if you are dressed modestly at home even not praying even no one is their and it is dark) In short if you wear underwear (using your hand will not help) that covers your pubic area (and for men to cover their heads) it is enough (for ...


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Why is there so much focus on modesty? Because it greatly increases the physical attraction between husband and wife (in a modest society, a man only sees the most attractive parts of a woman's body when the woman is his wife). This strengthens and stabilizes the family, which is the core of Jewish society. Why is there so much focus on womens' ...


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I work in an all-women's religious workplace, but we certainly have visitors who come from different backgrounds than we do. Sometimes, we visit them, too. From where I sit, complimenting a woman on the way she behaves in any way other than strictly professional ("That was a really helpful comment, thank you."/"The project is right on time, keep it up.") is ...


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I will give you my opinion as young woman. I think you should not comment her dressing at all whether she dresses modestly or not. You should try to not even look at woman in that way. If a woman in not modestly dressed, other women from community should instruct her how to dress. If she is modestly dressed than she will not receive such comments and she ...


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Mizrahis ululate even in present day. My fam Iraqi Jew and we stay ululating for any joyous occasion or just when we get together and get rowdy


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Other than the possibilities of immodest dress and behavior, and the more general issues of the mixing of the genders (see Masecheth Succah 51b and, e.g., Igroth Moshe, Orach Chayim I:39), there is no specific prohibition inherent to the physical act of swimming. Obviously, clothing that might be modest when dry might not be so when wet. And generally, ...



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