• Poem: Behind Closed Doors

    A women named Mushky sent in a poem she prepared that describes her feelings towards the Tznius of women and girls • Read Poem

    Pictures, magazines, ads and flyers
    On display for all the world to see
    On display so it can be sold
    On display so it can catch your attention

    There’s something that remains hidden away
    Only on special days and occasions does it get revealed
    It’s not colorful in colors, it’s not loud in it’s voice
    It’s not flashy or passed around like a popular toy

    It’s a special scroll
    Prepared in a special way
    With special ink and parchment
    Written by a special person with special lettering
    Put into a specific kind of ark

    It’s handled with extreme care
    Carried in a loving and caring embrace
    When it’s opened and revealed
    All eyes gaze in its direction

    This is the Sefer Torah
    Our eternal treasure
    It contains the exact same words from beginning of time
    Till the end of time

    We learn it
    We keep it
    We read it
    We live it
    We speak it
    We dance with it

    Yet the scroll remain “clothed”
    In a mantle that covers it
    Beautifies it
    Protects it
    Preserves it

    In the Mishkan and Mikdash
    In the Holy Aron they remained
    Nowadays in an Aron Kodesh
    They are put away

    So the scroll remains hidden

    Not because it’s old
    Not because it’s new
    Not because it’s big or small
    Not because it’s not wanted

    But because it is so special
    Because it’s such a treasure
    Because it’s so beloved
    It is kept behind closed doors

    It’s never forgotten
    It’s never undesired
    It’s just too precious to be left around
    To be exposed
    To be ruined

    Our bodies are the same
    Our bodies are so unique
    A Jewish woman’s body
    Is so precious and so holy

    Don’t flaunt it for the world
    Don’t let it be defiled
    Don’t let it be exposed
    Don’t let it lose its kedusha
    Don’t let it become objectified

    Let it remain protected
    Let it remain your own
    Let it be clothed and garbed
    Let it remain private

    Not because you’re invisible
    Not because you’re unwanted
    Not because you’re inferior
    Not because you’re unknown

    But because you’re Hashem’s daughter
    Because you’re so precious and dear
    Keep your body protected and holy
    And watch as the blessings pour in

    Keep yourself royal
    Keep yourself beautiful
    Keep yourself covered
    And let the world see the real you

    That special princess with unlimited qualities
    That special princess with unlimited powers
    That special princess who dresses with dignity
    That special princess who’s admired and respected

    “All the glory of the king’s daughter is inward”




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    1. If only this can be put into realty instead of only words. One should not have to dread walking down Kingston because of fear that they will see scantly clad women parading around….ווי אזוי שעמט’מען זאך נישט!?

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