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How to be Modest?

Daily Study of the Noahide Code of Laws

By Angelique Sijbolts

The Divine Code for February 2, 2023

Today: Page 459- 460

Topic Chapter 6:4 - 6:7

Any woman above 12 years old is obligated to act in a modest way, through her dressing and acting. A modest way of dressing is clothes that cover the whole torso until the collarbone, the legs until the knees and the arms until the elbow. It is proper that a married woman cover her hair when outside her house or in the presence of men other than her husband. (But not a obligation.) A man should not intentzly gaze at the form of a woman in a lustful way. As it is written in Job 31:1

"I have made a covenant with my eyes not to look upon a virgin".

For a woman and a man it is forbidden to be involved in any matter that is intended to cause sin and lust, or that is likely to lead to this. It is therefore forbidden to participate in mixed dancing etc. It is likewise forbidden to watch lewd movies, or to read publications or view internet sites which can arouse a man's lustful thoughts.

Reading schedule of the Divine Code

Yesterday's Study Topic: 6:1 - 6:3

Tomorrow's Study Topic: 6:8 - 6:11

Curious about the whole page? You can read it in The Divine Code.

Sources: The Divine Code (4th edition) by Rabbi Moshe Weiner

By Angelique Sijbolts


Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the website. She contributes for the admin of the website in English and Dutch. She teaches Hebrew to beginners and intermediate students at the Academy.

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