What is Modesty?
Modesty is a loaded word. It has been used to describe appropriate behavior and appropriate dress. It has been confused with humility. It is often used to restrict women and rarely used to restrict men. But what does modesty really mean? Does it have a Biblical origin? Is it connected to tradition? To societal norms?
Sondra Oster Baras, an Orthodox Jew who has devoted her life to reaching out to Christians all over the world to bless Israel, will provide a Jewish and Biblical perspective on modesty and will explain some of the more widely observed Jewish customs that are related to modesty, while Kimberly Troup, Christian Zionist director of CFOIC Heartland’s US office, and Tommy Waller, Christian Zionist director of HaYovel, will share a Christian perspective on modesty including the challenges they face in raising children in a society that is all too often influenced by Hollywood.
As we discuss in the film above, one of the greatest challenges faced by parents today is raising up children with Biblical values despite the overarching influences of a society that has erased all lines between the sexes. In Israel, religious education is fighting back, providing young people with a different model of behavior and sexuality. Click here to support the Lehava High School for Girls in Kedumim, where education towards modesty and humility before God is an integral part of the curriculum.