Kissing Grandmother

IS IT PERMITTED TO KISS MY GRANDMOTHER? Answer: Yes, it is absolutely permitted according to halachah. A grandmother has the same status as a father and mother, with whom there… Read more »

18/02/2015

Guns as Begged Ish

Are toy guns beged ish? Answer: No, they are toys. Moreover, even real guns are not “begged ish.” Although in the past weapons such as a sword might have been… Read more »

20/09/2014

Modesty in Gleaning

Is there any information in the laws of tznius about modesty in giving tzedakah. Particularly as relates to the owners of fields and gleaners? Answer: Not to my knowledge. The… Read more »

03/08/2014

Selling Immodest Clothing

I just read a shiur about not selling immodest clothing in Israel because the other sellers are fellow Jews. Aren’t there Arabs/ Christians that sell immodest clothing that will make… Read more »

10/04/2014

Going to Mixed Gym

Can a women attend a mixed gym and wear non-fitted pants while working out there? Answer: In principle this is permitted, in particular for an area where men in the… Read more »

22/02/2014

Mixed Swimming for Child

Hi, Can my 4 year old go swimming and take swimming lessons with ladies? Thanks. Answer: Although some are stringent in this matter, a four-year-old will not strictly speaking come… Read more »

05/12/2013

Covering Upper Arm

Do upper arms need to be covered as tzniut? Males or females? Answer: For men, there is no obligation to cover the upper arm. Indeed, in the hot summer days… Read more »

04/09/2013

Covering Hair

I was born Jewish but not-observant until my husband died 5 years ago. (We were married 43 years). Since his death I have been working toward becoming more observant, taking… Read more »

15/08/2013

Men Sharing one Bed

Is there a problem with two guys sharing a hotel bed and if yes what? Answer: The Mishnah (Kiddushin 82b) cites a dispute concerning whether two men are permitted to… Read more »

05/05/2013

Tzniyus Principles

What are the halachic requirements for both men and women in regards to tznius, that is covering the body, specifically regarding the arms (shoulders downward) and legs (knees downward). In… Read more »

28/04/2013