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Judged by the look
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Judged by the look

She was judged for her look, so too shall everyone else judge themselves for their look, looks count for better or for…
Amazing, shall many be inspired from her deeds.
ממנה יראו וכן יעשו
Women, men and children alike.

penina!
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penina!

amazing, thanks for sharing, always stories with penina, on line, in the jewish press!!

Joe Sephine
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Joe Sephine

BS”D Yes & kudos also to the sales lady

HaShem sends His Shluchim !
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HaShem sends His Shluchim !

gosh never thought about pig skin inside the shoe…how many times this could have happened to me..why the shoes I am wearing right now could have pig skin lining, but unlikely, they are from Naot, made in Israel..lucky for Penina, she had a big sister at Macys watching out for her..

To #4
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To #4

You may have missed the last line of the article: “I know that Halacha does permit one to wear pig-lined shoes…”

Nice!
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Nice!

כל הכבוד!!

@#4
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@#4

You are halachicly allowed to wear pigskin, you are not allowed to eat it

That saleswoman
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That saleswoman

deserves expressed appreciation for her innate kindness and character. She sets an example that all can emulate. I hope someone goes to the manager and articulates the extraordinary quality of character that saleswoman portrayed.

1 misses the point totally while 8 gets it
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1 misses the point totally while 8 gets it

Time to obsess more about what our charachter is like and less about pure chitzonius

Kudos to Saleswoman
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Kudos to Saleswoman

While I tip my hat to the saleswoman for her cultural awareness and sensitivity, I am proverbially scratching my head, attempting to understand the jist of this article.

Is the writer “proud” that she was recognized as a Jewess? Don’t we all wear our Jewishness distinguishably? Is it so unique that she was recognizably Jewish?

Sales lady deserved recognition
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Sales lady deserved recognition

The sales lady was excellent. And maybe more people should recognize her good deed. .

She Could Lose her Job....
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She Could Lose her Job....

if management knew that she lost a potential sale and was assiduous about alerting other Jewish women not to buy certain shoes. Just think how amazing her action is!

Perel Chava

Wow!
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Wow!

That is an amazing story! A true kiddush hashem!

#10
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#10

Walking through some neighborhoods in New York it is very clear that not all Jews wear their Jewishness distinguishably, and sadly so, it has become extremely unique in some circles to be recognized as a Jew/ess …

To #9
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To #9

Tznius = chitzonius ???
Maybe a sheitel and tefillin are also chitzonius . . .

Sign of the times? Why was the saleslady so DISGUSTED?
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Sign of the times? Why was the saleslady so DISGUSTED?

Most good shoes are leather-lined, so even if she thought Jews would not be allowed to have a pig-skin lining, what caused her – a non-jew, to react that way and exclaim “this is disgusting!”?
Could it be that she is already feeling the times of Moshiach when the entire world and everything in it will be for the purpose of Kedusha and to serve the Jewish nation?
Then again we must inform this sincere lady – according to the sources this treif animal specifically will be Kosher when Moshiach comes….

To #15
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To #15

To many people it is indeed an obsession with appearances. A technical compliance while ignoring the pnimius elements. Hundred thousand dollar plus simchas with mechitzas and mehadrin gourmet food, charity events that are festivals of self indulgence and so on. We might spend more time cultivating adelkeit than policing women’s clothing. Hatzneh leches is also about walking humbly with Hashem in our lives in all respects!

WE ALL LOOK JEWISH
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WE ALL LOOK JEWISH

=9= YES CHITZONIUS IS A REFLECTION OF THE PENIMIUS!!!!!
WE ALL WEAR OUR JEWISHNESS ON OUR NOSES:
EVEN IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE NOSE:
SO REMEMBER THAT WHATEVER YOU DO OR WEAR SHOULD BE LABELED A KIDDUSH HASHEM!!!!

Wow
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Wow

The point here is that the saleswoman realized Mrs. Metal was jewish and made sure she wouldn’t do something she felt Jews can’t do. That’s what I find amazing. I once went for an interview somewhere and the African American guy that did the interview said that he won’t offer his hand to me to shake since he knew it’s forbidden for Jews and he could tell I was jewish. It’s very heartwarming when people are sensitive to our needs. They’ll only be sensitive to our issues if we dress like Jews

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