Question:

I am a married woman and my father who lives afar is coming to visit my family for a short time.

Do the same sensitivities in tznius apply?

For example, if there is a robe that I wear in my home but wouldn’t wear in front of other men (not only because its a robe, but because of something slight with the pattern) but it meets all halacha entirely, should I not wear it when my father is there?

Another example, if I usually wear socks or tights, should I make sure to do so when he is in my home?

Thank you very much

Answer:

If you would wear it in front of your sons, you can wear it in front of your father. There is no prohibition for a father to see his daughter, because a person normally doesn’t have such a yetzer hora when it comes to a daughter or mother, even after they are married. Therefore there is no halachic problem with it, however if you feel uncomfortable that would be more a personal thing.

Sources:

Even Hoezer 21-7, Bais Shmuel ibid 14, Om Ani Choma 1 pg. 31,.

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