A new campaign calling on women and girls to dress modestly will be launching today in Crown Heights. Posters will be hung up on the streets and in shuls to create awareness of the the Tznius issue.
COLlive has learned that the $1,700 campaign is privately funded. Its initiators asked not to be identified, but said they have full approval from the N’shei Chabad organization.
“We had to do it on our own, otherwise it would have never been done,” one of the female organizers explained in a phone conversation.
Titled “Not just a good idea – IT’S THE LAW!,” the slogan refers to the laws of modesty in the Torah and refers residents to “Kvuda bas Melech,” a book by Rabbi Moshe Weiner.
The organizers quote Rabbi Shneor Zalman Dworkin OBM, on the topic: “There exists a serious breakdown in observance of standards of modesty in women’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.”