CROWN HEIGHTS , Brooklyn [CHI] — Posters saying Tznius “Not Just a Good Idea – it’s the law,” were plastered all over Crown Heights today, asking women and girls to dress modestly. The $1,700 campaign, was put together by the Tznius Poster Committee, which is under the umbrella of Nshei Chabad.
Full poster in the Extended Article!
The innovative, attractive poster about tznius was posted for this Shabbos Parshas Chaya Sarah, coinciding with the tremendously inspiring days of the shluchim’s convention.
“It’s not just a good idea – IT’S THE LAW!” This refers to the halachas of tznius from the Torah.
In the sefer “Kvuda bas Melech” (referred to in the poster) by Rabbi Moshe Weiner – “are assembled together all the rulings of the chachamim from the Talmud and latter codifiiers … each law clarified, with its source documentation.”
Rav S.Z. Dworkin A“H (Mora D’asra of Lubavitch) in an approbabtion letter for this sefer wrote – concerning a ”breech in tznius“… and fencing it in…
”The breech: There exists a serious breakdown in observance of standards of modesty in wormen’s dress as specified by the Torah… due largely to ignorance. But even those aware of the Halachic perspective … are often confused as to which aspects are the absolute requirements of the law, which are based on minhag and which are hiddur… this frequently results in confusion as to the correct practice…
… And Rav Dworkin continues with a “demand that all Jewish women and girls obey all these [clarified] laws in their entirety, and that all men take care to ensure that all these Halachic requirements are observed within their households, speaking with ”soft words“ and yet with determination.”
And a couple of thoughts from the poster of the desirable effects of keeping tznius, are these promises : from Chumash – “Hashem walks amidst you to SAVE you and to push away your enemies, so BE HOLY… ” and the Rebbe’s assurances on the words of Gemorra and Zohar – that “A WOMAN’S STRENGHTHENING THE CONDUCT of TZNIUS
brings blessing in a definite way, for GOOD HEALTH, LIVELIHOOD AND NACHAS…”
Very relative to these special times – about which the Rebbe told us “The time of the geula has arrived” and “Our generation is the last of golus and the first of geulah” and “Heenay hu bah!” – is the REAL AND EMPOWERING promise – “In the zchus of the Nashim Tzidkanios we will be redeemed”!
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