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Question No. 2093
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 5 Jan 2014
The Question My 9 year old daughter is aware of the importance of tzniut and she used to ask us whether her clothing is modest enough and ask us for more modest clothing. She will often ask me how she looks (Is my hair nice? Does it look pretty? etc). I want to discourage her from focusing on appearances. If I praise my daughter's appearance too much, I am concerned that I am feeding an obsession with appearances. But if I give her a lecture, she tends to switch off and not pay attention. I think that she wants to look nice for reasons of self esteem. Does the Rav have any suggestions of how to get the right balance? —Anonymous, Nof Ayalon
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Question No. 2084
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 23 Dec 2013
The Question What is the chiyuv for an isha to be tzanuah? Is there a Gemorah, rishon or any primary halachic source which states this? where are the guidlines codified? —Yackov, NYC
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Question No. 2049
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 23 Jul 2013
The Question Is a woman allowed to get undressed/change in a room where there are seforim? Also, is it permissible to walk around the house without socks, or elbows showing if there are seforim present? Thank you —Anonymous, US
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Question No. 2046
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 21 Apr 2013
The Question Does a women make a siyum for finishing a sefer and if so is it considered a seudat mitzvah to allow a bechor to eat erev pesach and would she say kaddish? —Anonymous, South Africa
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Question No. 2013
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 13 Jan 2013
The Question Is it okay to post a recording of myself (a woman) singing online without stating it's for women only if it's anonymous? —Anonymous, USA
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Question No. 1997
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 2 Dec 2012
The Question Shalom Harav, I have been using an IUD contraceptive for 5 years. I did not menstruate during that period so had no need to keep onah, but now I'm spotting heavily the past 3 months so do I need to start keeping my onah? Thank you —Anonymous, Israel
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Question No. 1995
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 29 Nov 2012
The Question Is a woman allowed to work out at a mixed gym if completely tznius? If it is very quiet and the only men around are staff members is that OK? —Lara, Johannesburg
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Question No. 1991
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 26 Nov 2012
The Question Is eye makeup allowed according to halacha? Please give me as much information as possible. Thank you —Anonymous, New York
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Question No. 1990
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 26 Nov 2012
The Question In Question 1811 in Women in Judiasm, Rabbi Leff answers the question whether it is OK to masturbate that there might be other issurim involved. I am single female and struggling with this issue. When I mentioned this to my frumm female therapist (whom I am seeing for a different personal reason), she told me that there is absolutely no issue with it. It's normal and shows that I am healthy. She also said that the only problem is the guilt I feel afterwards. Now with Rabbi Leff's answer it is almost impossible not to feel guilty. I am confused. Please clarify. What is the hashkafah on this even if it is generally not discussed? There are many girls who are dealing with this issue and no one wants to answer properly. —Anonymous, US
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Question No. 1980
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 27 Mar 2012
The Question How is staining calculated on the calandar for needah days —Anonymous
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Question No. 1977
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 26 Mar 2012
The Question Is a woman working out with weights, and becoming immensely strong, tantamount to putting on a man's garment? —Anonymous, Brooklyn, NY
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Question No. 1962
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 13 Feb 2012
The Question I heard a shiur about the hashkafa behind mitzvas challah, and the significance of each ingredient that goes into the dough. The presenter did not, however, bring any sources. What is the source that says that kneading challah is an eis ratzon? Are there any other sources which discuss the hashkafic aspects of this mitzva? —Anonymous, Baltimore, MD
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Question No. 1961
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 12 Feb 2012
The Question Shalom. Is a woman allowed to use a vibrator to have an orgasm before having relations? Thanks.
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Question No. 1960
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 6 Feb 2012
The Question what is a pelegesh —Anonymous, brooklyn new york
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Question No. 1924
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 4 Sep 2011
The Question may a married jewish woman wear eye shadow with its intent only to attract attention only from her husband? —Anonymous, United Kingdom
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Question No. 1882
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 30 Jun 2011
The Question Rabbi Leff, I'd like to know, besides the husbands obligation of "onah" does a wife have any obligation to her husband? What should a wife do if she has no interest? Are there kosher pills a woman can take to arouse a drive? —Anonymous, United States
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Question No. 1881
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 30 Jun 2011
The Question I heard recently that a man is chayav misa for hotzaas zera levatala (in the context of a shiur about tznius for women)-is this a halachic consenus opinion or is it a minority opinion? What is its source? Thank you, Rabbi Leff! —chana, NYC
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Question No. 1880
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 28 Jun 2011
The Question Can the Rav please try to give me the exact halachos of tznius for women (dress, singing etc.)? Thanks for your time. —Anonymous, Israel
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Question No. 1873
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 23 Jun 2011
The Question I was wondering what the exact halachic issue is regarding women swimming in the presence of men: Jewish and non-Jewish. As far as I am aware both are Assur? —Anonymous, Gibraltar
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Question No. 1859
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 13 Mar 2011
The Question At what point does physical affection between 2 girls become problematic? —Anonymous
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