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The ultra-Orthodox woman is renowned for her modesty. According to the Halacha, a woman is forbidden from exposing her body in public and wearing short or tight clothing. Ultra-Orthodox rabbis take it one step further by instructing women to intentionally wear dull and decolorized clothing, and some are even forced to shave off their hair.
In the book of Psalms it is written: “All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.” Based on this verse ultra-orthodox rabbis derived their modest customs, intended to prevent a woman from exposing herself before a strange man.
But what goes on at home, behind closed doors, at a place where they are seen only by their significant other? Do the modest customs come into play there as well or do the rules change in the chambers of one’s own home?