The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

THE women of Stam­ford Hill are gen­er­ally pretty soberly dressed so I won­dered what lay be­hind a call from the lo­cal rab­binate this week to im­prove the “dress code” there.

Sell­ers of shoes, hats and shei­t­els along with beau­ti­cians were “earnestly re­quested” in an of­fi­cial no­tice to at­tend a se­ries of spe­cial meet­ings this week.

Per­haps the hot weather had caused one or two fe­male folk to shed a lit­tle of their usual cov­er­ing.

But I am as­sured there has been no lapse in stan­dards. It was felt that with the trou­bles in Is­rael and in the cur­rent Three Weeks (of mourn­ing for the Tem­ple) that this was a good time to re­in­force com­mit­ment to mod­esty.

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