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Balancing Modesty and Fashion

Orthodox women bring style to their daily wardrobe

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Denim Maxi Skirts Are Back in Style, Says Vogue

They’ve long been a sartorial staple for observant Jewish women

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An Orthodox Woman Wears Many Hats: How To Blend In While Standing Out

Covering my hair makes me feel like part of the Orthodox community. But how I cover it makes me feel like an individual.

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‘Tznius’ in Furs: What Judaism Has To Say About My Mink Coat

How can we square conspicuous extravagance with laws of modesty? What about Jewish laws about treating animals humanely?

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This Fashion Week, Dress Modestly While Staying Stylish

Hadar Magazine’s fashion editor talks maxi skirts, Natalie Portman, and more

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Talmud for Boys, Challah-Making for Girls—Gender Rules in Orthodox Day Schools

Gender-typing is at work as early as daycare. A new book examines how this inequity plays out and undermines religious classrooms.

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Provocative Photo Project Goes Viral Among Orthodox Students

‘What I Be’ portrait series makes waves at Yeshiva University

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Hasidic-Owned Businesses Settle With NYC Human Rights Commission

Will change their modesty signs into something a bit more comfortable

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2014: The Year of the Modest Sheath Dress

Orthodox fashionistas everywhere rejoice

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Festival of Tights

Orthodox Jewish women of all stripes flock to an annual holiday sample sale

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NYC Battles Ultra-Orthodox on Modesty Signs

Meanwhile an Etsy vendor in Israel puts similar messages to fashionable use

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My Fashion Choices—and My Husband’s—Reveal the Risks of Looking Hasidic

How people treat us in public often depends on what we’re wearing on our heads, whether it’s my wig or his yarmulke

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Why a Conservative Female Rabbi Decided To Pull Away From Her Male Friends

It wasn’t a question of modesty, but intimacy: ‘I had to dial back my friendships with men, for the sake of my marriage’

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A Modesty Battle Unfolds Over a Beyonce Ad

Some in the Lower East Side clamor for Destiny’s Sheitel

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An Object of Desire?

As an Orthodox woman, I relish the freedom from ogling that modest dress offers—but it’s nice to be admired

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Daybreak: Israel Strikes Syria/Lebanon Border?

Plus John Kerry confirmed as secretary of state

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Pants, Pants Revolution: How My First Pair of Jeans Redefined Modesty for Me

When I bought jeans recently, I redefined what ‘tzniut’ means to me as an Orthodox woman

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Stockings Are Sexy

Comment of the Week

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Daybreak: Talking in Turkey?

Plus Syria abandoned, the Talmud on modesty, and more in the news

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Frock Stars

A roving consignment shop run by two Australians helps its Orthodox Brooklyn clientele navigate the line between modesty and style

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Yeshiva Chic

Fall fashion may make observers of us all

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Wardrobe!

The star of ‘Blossom’ reflects on how belief changed her look

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Sundown: The More the Warier

Too many converts, segregated lectures, and more

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What Not to Wear

Some in Crown Heights detect modesty crisis