An Argument for Tzniut -- Modesty By Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran (157 Pages)Publisher: Random House, 2007
Beauty diminishes, but a good name endures.
Everyday, people are bombarded by images from the media that promote sex, stick-thin figures as ideal, music, movies and books that idealize relationships mirroring our disposable society. World famous fashion models are dying before our eyes, wasting away for the ideal form. In an everyday sense, we see things in the most superficial sense. And, as you will discover, it will deeply affect your life, and your children s lives.
Sometimes You ARE What You Wear! by Eliyahu Safran emphasizes the value of tzniut , modesty, and challenges us to see more than simply the surface. Tzniut teaches us to not simply look but to see, to see with meaning. It teaches us to look upon some aspect of creation and see not just its outer, most superficial qualities, but its inner, more meaningful aspects. By looking deeper than your most superficial, corporeal self and seeing who you are at your deepest level, you are able to see the person you are capable of being. And that person is the one that God wants you to be, the one who does not do to others what he wouldn t want done to him.
It is what is inside , which has the potential for the greatest value. What is outside should reflect that. Your physical appearance should be designed to call attention to your inner worth and nobility, to your good soul. If you can do that, then your reputation will be assured. Open your eyes and your mind to the compelling insights of Sometimes You ARE What You Wear! and discover the you who must shine through to others!