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#1 of 29 Old 01-18-2003, 12:47 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey, can anyone link me up to sites aimed at frum ladies? Sites about dress, family purity, eating, whatever? My friend and I have started a list for modest dressing & living Christian, Jewish, and Muslim women, and I need sites to add to our link folders. I've found lots of Christian ones, but I feel like I'm hitting a wall with O. Jewish sites, I can't seem to find any just for women. (Also, links to modest clothiers)

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Here is a snood store

Here is a store for everything
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another clothes store:
http://www.4modesty.com/about.html

Mikvah:
http://www.mikvah.org/

If there is something else specific you are looking for LMK.

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Here is a link I like:

www.jewishpregnancy.org

I think I don't really count as frum, but this site is frum and I can relate to it.

Umm Zaid, I'm totally into your project!

Divorced mom of one awesome boy born 2-3-2003.
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Aaaahhhh,

Jewish, Christian, Muslim,

One of the many things we have in common is the value of *modesty*.

I'll sneak a peek into your links.

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Thank you for that link! I had seen it before and forgot about it! I agree, it is great!

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Thanks for the links guys! Hey you know in Islam we have something similar to mikvah, called ghusl... and the word for purity seems to be the same: Tahara.

Anyway, as I said, anything that would be of interest to frum ladies AND to Muslim and Christian women, like an Orthodox Jewish FAQ or something... the links you gave are great though. And I love the snoods. It seems like the ones that frum ladies wear are longer in the back than the ones we have (made in Egypt I think)... and less gaudy than the ones from Egypt too (lots of rhinestones, flowers, bows, etc). I saw a movie (not a very good one I guess? I can't remember the title of it now.) about some O ladies in Jerusalem a few years ago, and I just loved the velvet snoods they were wearing in there, and always wanted to buy myself a few for those "casual" days.

So, the list isn't quite public yet, but if anyone is interested, I will post the URL when we are ready to "launch." It is called "Modest Sisters."
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Oh you know if you could link me to a glossary of commonly used Yiddish and Hebrew terms, that will probably come in very handy on the list.
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Umm Zaid, you are certainly going to have to provide us with the link to your list! I have done searches myself on the subject, and find interesting sites for all three as well!
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here's one: http://www.beingjewish.com/kresel/
Kresel answers questions often related to the feminine role in a frum Jewish life.
Good.
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I thought of another: http://www.tefilatChana.org/
It is a support website for Jewish women experiencing infertility and/or pregnancy loss (r"l).
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And another: http://www.razadesigns.com/
Retail sales of Shabbos robes and other fancy home-styles.
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Just wanted to add that these links are very interesting, and I look forward to seeing the entire site when it's done!
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www.jewfaq.org
There is a glossary there as well.

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Beloved Bird, et. al., I have a question and this thread seems the most fitting.

Yesterday my family and I were skiing and there was a group of observent Jews there (men and boys wearing kippot) and some women were skiing in long black skirts (they could have been dresses.)

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I have *never* seen women skiing in skirts (they seemed limited to the beginner slope) I'm wondering if this is a Frum thing or what group they were in.

I can't imagine it was a modesty thing. *I* wore a *very* modest snowmobile suit and would imagine in 10 degree weather being *immodest* one would quickly punish one's self

'Though one of you women could help me with that one.

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Yes, it is a modesty thing. I only wear a skirt, as I imagine a few others here do, if I were to go skiing, unless no men were there, at all (like at the seperate beach) I would wear a skirt over my ski pants.


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b'h

i only wear skirts too. and like belovedbird, would wear one over ski pants etc...if there were guys around.
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I love that jewish pregnacy website

here's another one on infertility
http://wwww.atime.org

I'm Andrea - I have three boys - 12 year old twins & an 11 year old

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Only wearing skirts is one of the hardest things for me since becoming observant. I do wear pants around the house (the Indian hippie kind, very flowing & loose-fitting) and sometimes outside (with very very very long tops, almost short dresses) but realize that it separates me from the klal ... then again, in my neighborhood hats are the norm, with hair hanging down or showing, and I cover my hair completely with tikhels & snoods. So that also separates me from the klal ... :

I've been making more of an effort to only wear skirts now that DD has just turned 3, and that's the age when tznius (modesty) becomes an issue for the little ones ...

edited to add that I'm also conflicted about only wearing skirts. I still wear pants at home because I'm most comfortable in them, and the halakha is ... cloudy.

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I am so sorry- but I am going to show my ignorance. What is Frum? (and klal)?:
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frum is yiddish for religious and klal is Hebrew for community


I'm Andrea - I have three boys - 12 year old twins & an 11 year old

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Okay, I am so lost in this conversation!

Are there any Christians here who wear head coverings and only dresses? If so, would you mind filling me in on why? So far, I have only been told that hair is a covering, and dresses are the old law...:
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Not Christian, but I know Seventh Day Adventists cover their hair, right? And I've met Southern Baptist women in the city ... generally senior citizens, actually ... who wear hats for religious reasons.

Not that you were asking me, but the words just jumped into my head ...

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I believe pentacostal christian women also cover their hair and only wear dresses but I'm not 100% sure

I'm Andrea - I have three boys - 12 year old twins & an 11 year old

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Don't think you were asking me either, but...

Amish and Meneonite women cover their hair with the little caps (please forgive me for not knowing what they are called). They also only wear skirts (could be for many reasons). Some mormon (LDS) women only wear skirts or dresses, I think it is for reasons of modesty (on the B. Young University campus I don't think they allow women to wear pants, maybe someone else could confirm this).

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On the truly rare occasion our family ends up at Wal-Mart, we almost always see at least one Mennonite family there, in the fabric dept. I have to hold myself back from asking where they get those excellent opaque tights. I just know that they put up with a lot of staring...I wonder whether my approaching wearing hijab would make a difference!
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Not Christian, but from what I'm reading, Christian women who cover do so based on their understanding mainly of a verse in 1 Corinthians, but on other verses as well. Not all Pentecostal women cover their heads... but most or all of them do not cut their hair and don't wear pants.

The Christian Women's Headcovering Directory has links to books & articles and things like this.
http://expage.com/page/headcovering
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Torie:

Thanks for the links.
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As someone who belongs to no organized religion, I appreciate the small window you have opened to me, to peek inside some of what you believe. I seldom have opportunity, and when I do, I feel awkward, approaching a woman of identifiably different religion. And who knows where to start such a conversation?

I especially appreciate the link to jewishpregnancy.org. As you may care to read in my thread below about Blessingways, I'm researching the traditions and rituals that women of all backgrounds conduct in preparation for motherhood. If any of you have any stories for me, I would certainly appreciate your input.

Now, sorry for the distraction from the point of your thread ... back to your "regularly scheduled program!"
Thanks again!

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