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Questions about the Jewish laws and customs of modesty in dress, speech, and behavior.

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A related question was recently on The Workplace, and one of the answers there offered a phrasing I like. While dodging the physical interaction (more about that in a moment), you can say "I'm sorry, …
answered May 14 '15 by Monica Cellio
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This is awkward, particularly if you have behaved differently in the past (so people who knew you then will be confused by the change). I would not send pre-emptive email; I don't think it will reduc …
answered Dec 20 '11 by Monica Cellio
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You are to be commended for taking on a socially-challenging mitzvah. It's not always easy to be Jewish and be seen as different, whether it's through dress, food, or how you spend your Friday nights …
answered May 28 '12 by Monica Cellio
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I couldn't find any relevant teshuvot on the Rabbinical Assembly web site, and as already noted by Seth J, there isn't a single authority for Orthodox (Modern or otherwise). I can describe what I hav …
answered Sep 20 '12 by Monica Cellio
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The commandment to avoid negative reactions is on you, not your wife nor her friends. Of course they shouldn't be deliberately provocative, but if, for example, a normal conversation held in one part …
answered Jan 6 '14 by Monica Cellio