While cooking and cleaning in her kitchen, a woman wears clothing which she would not wear in public for reasons of modesty. The stove and sink face a window that faces a public street. Most people walking by on the street, do not stare into the house, but it is possible to do so, and people might stop to gaze. Is the woman required to draw the blinds or shade of the window lest people see her dressed immodestly?

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    As I understand it, the question is asking if someone needs to act as if they have no privacy in their own home because some people are peeping toms? Maybe people simply shouldn't go peering into others' houses. Related question: Is there any way in which invading someone's privacy by staring in their windows permissible according to Halacha?
    – Shmuel
    Commented May 28, 2014 at 18:59
  • @Shmuel, dealing with "peeping Toms" is a separate problem. I can't imagine that there is any situation where it is "permissible". But humans are what they are, and if the opportunity is there, it's a "free show" and it's not illegal, people will peer no matter what. Knwoing that possibility, the question is how much precaution must you take. Or, should you assume that even if you live in an igloo, there is no privacy?
    – DanF
    Commented May 28, 2014 at 19:14
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    Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/33293/… \\ I think this question is a dupe of a combination of these related questions. All issues asked here have already been addressed there.
    – Shmuel
    Commented May 28, 2014 at 19:22
  • Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/38739/…
    – Shmuel
    Commented May 28, 2014 at 20:06


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