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Question No. 719
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 10 Mar 2005
The Question We are told that Rashi's daughters put on T'fillin. Wouldn't this be considered a case of Beged Ish? Thank you. —Anonymous, London
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Question No. 705
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 28 Feb 2005
The Question ive heard that theres e a gemara that says that women should not wear red.is this a halacha and how far does it go,i.e. if one owns red clothes should she get rid of them? —Anonymous, toronto
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Question No. 635
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 30 Dec 2004
The Question Does a married woman have to go the mikvah, even though she knows her husband doesn't want to have relations and has no interest in her? —Anonymous, Israel
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Question No. 626
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 18 Dec 2004
The Question I usually get my hair cut by a female. However, I once went to a hair salon and requested a female only to be told that it wasn't an option. I did not know if walking out would have been a chillul hashem because a frum girl was getting her hair cut by the male so I couldn't say that it was against my religion. What should I have done?(I am not returning there in the future.) —Anonymous, USA
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Question No. 625
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 18 Dec 2004
The Question What is the halacha of tznius between brother and sister in terms of dress and negiya? —Anonymous, USA
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Question No. 624
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 18 Dec 2004
The Question I live in a community where it is unacceptable for single men and women to associate socially. A friend of mine who has grown up in a different setting than mine asked where it is stated that it is ossur for such mingling to take place. Is it ossur, as is the case with negiya, or is it just a chumra? What specific citations are there for such mingling not to take place? —Anonymous, USA
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Question No. 581
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 29 Nov 2004
The Question I am a single frum 24 year old and am a high school teacher is it halachicly permitted for me to teach boys in a co ed school. does it make a difference if the boys are not Jewish or not frum and does the age of the boys make a difference. Is it better to be married before you teach in a co ed school? Thank you for this great site. —Anonymous, England
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Question No. 578
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 29 Nov 2004
The Question I was wondering if it is ok for me as a female to hug a male my age, if we are not married, but just really like one another, and is it ok for me to sing a Jewish song to him that could make some sort of impact on him considering that he isnít religious. He might like my voice so the Jewish words in the song may be instilled in him more. If you can please answer this question, and also why woman and men arenít supposed to touch before they get married, I would really appreciate as long of an answer as possible if it is ok with you because I am going through this kind of situation right now with a guy that I really like. Thank you so much again, and may G-d bless you with even more than you answer, Sincerely, Chana —Anonymous, Wisconsin
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Question No. 554
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 28 Nov 2004
The Question Is it true that a girl can hide the fact that she had sexual relations with a boy (pre-marital) as it can shter the shalom bayis? Supposedly, some teachers in a seminary said she should not tell him. —Anonymous, Golus
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Question No. 553
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 28 Nov 2004
The Question A person who nebach was divorced after a short time (under 1 year or so) and has no kids when is he or she obligated to tell? And, how does he or she say it to the person that they are going out with without hurting them or causing mistrust? —Anonymous, Golus
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Question No. 549
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 28 Nov 2004
The Question A girl born to Jewish (not observant) parents, who never had an official Jewish naming ceremony... Now that she has become observant, she has taken on a Hebrew name (on her own) - When she goes to get married.. what name does she put on the ketubah? and is there a ceremony which she needs to perform or have performed prior to getting married? Anonymous, New York
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Question No. 535
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 23 Nov 2004
The Question What can one say to his mother in order to convince her to cover her hair? At one point she covered her hair for a number of years and then stopped because she doesn't see the significance anymore. Anonymous, Brooklyn
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Question No. 529
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 23 Nov 2004
The Question Hello. How do you interpret and apply Dueteronomy 22:5 in the Jewish faith? Does this verse forbid women from wearing pants even if the pants were made for a woman? Thanks, Tom Williams, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Question No. 526
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 23 Nov 2004
The Question What is the point of a married woman covering her hair? If the purpose is so that she only looks good for her husband, than why is it considered 'better' if she keeps her hair covered in the house? Also, covering the head ends up ruining the hair, so at the end of the day it doesn't look attractive for anyone. Thank you very much for this website. Anonymous, Baltimore, MD
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Question No. 499
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 11 Nov 2004
The Question If a woman is certified by a doctor as not having Betulim, would the halcahot of Prisha after Bia Rishona still apply? Raphy Garson, Har Nof
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Question No. 497
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 11 Nov 2004
The Question If a woman does a pregnancy test which registers as positive, does she have to continue to be chosheh for vestot (3 months- ad hukar ubar)? I saw that Rav Moshe Feinstien seemed to be lenient in this area, yet Rav Ovadia, Rav Vosner and others seem to be Machmir. In brief does Rav Moshe's psak seem correct. After all if she is pregnant, and most women don't see DAM during pregnancy, why does she have to be choshes for Vestot for 3 months? Anonymous, Har Nof
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Question No. 487
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 15 Oct 2004
The Question I want to thank the Rav for this beautiful site. I just don't understand & I must say I was very taken aback to the question # 440 Is a shaitel (wig) that is so well made that it looks like real hair valid for kisui harosh (head covering)? I was always taught that a shitel has to look like a shitek & not chas ve'sholom like their own hair. I must say I was very shocked at this answer. Please excuse me if I'm not being respectful to the Rav. Thank you very much. Anonymous
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Question No. 440
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted 6 Jun 2004
The Question Is a shaitel (wig) that is so well made that it looks like real hair valid for kisui harosh (head covering)? T. Nathan, New York
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Question No. 410
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted Early 2004
The Question A friend of mine told me that if a Jewish women is the center of attention - that is if she sings on stage in front of women or giving a speech for women or even if she teaches - she breaches some level of HER tznius. If you teach - then for chinuch it's okay but it still breaches tznius. If you do - and you want to keep the level of tznius you're on - should you stop teaching? Is there any way to do something to combat it? Michal, Switzerland
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Question No. 387
Category Women in Judaism (Laws/Customs)
Date Posted Early 2004
The Question Dear Rabbi Leff, Firstly, I wanted to say that what you do here on your website is an incredible mitzvah and you should be zoche to many years of hatzlocha because of this service! Now on to my question: I went to a Bais Yaakov school where some girls who get married are lax in covering their hair completely, leaving about an inch or so of hair sticking out of their shetyls. I would like to know the Torah view on this. Is it allowed? Is it totally an aveira? I read the teshuva of Rav Moshe Feinstein awhile back and it seems to me that it only applied in a certain woman's case. Because of this many women seem to be using it as an excuse to leave that half a tefach showing because "technically" it's not showing the amount that is completely assur. I would appreciate any input you have on this subject as it's a very sore topic among many people. Thank you again. Anonymous, Switzerland
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