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What Are The Basic Halachic Requirements For Tzniyus?

Dear Jew in the City, What are the basic halachic requirements for tzniyus? Sincerely, Teri Dear Teri Thanks for your question. I try to avoid answering “what’s the halacha?” questions because of the lack of universal parameters in matters of halacha. For example, I once made the innocuous observation that the bracha after eating rice […]

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Tznius Dress Codes Explained on CNN & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Understanding the Dress Codes of Orthodox Jewish Women and Their Diverse Interpretations One of the most talked-about aspects of the show Unorthodox is the clothing, which shapes lead character Esty’s story from beginning to end. The show’s costume designer Justine Seymour spent hours on meticulous research, including a week-long stint within the Satmar community in […]

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Are Orthodox Jewish Women Allowed To Wear Open-Toed Shoes?

Dear Jew in the City- Now that the summer is here, I have a question. Is it proper for an Orthodox Jewish married woman to wear sandals/open-toed shoes in public? Thanks, JJ Dear JJ- Thanks for your question, though I’m not sure where marital status enters into it. (The only law of modesty that hinges […]

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The Top Ten Modest Trends From Spring 2020 Fashion Week

New York is currently buzzing with glitterati, who were treated to a range of beautiful modest ready-to-wear at this week’s shows featuring upcoming Spring fashion. With so many tznius looks to choose from, we centered in on the most wearable fashion trends. Whether you integrate them into your Yom Tov style or wait to wear […]

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