As if we need more fraudsters parading around in Orthodox clothing!
In yet another fraud expose, Money Magazine delves into the sorid story of alleged criminal misrepresentation and fraud of a "frum" Orthodox woman. But let's not let fraud get in the way of appearances:
Wein Reis enlisted her rabbi in her bid to convince a judge that she should not be required to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet. Orthodox practice, the rabbi said, forbids women from wearing slacks or pantsuits. Summer was coming, Wein Reis's lawyer noted, and
any skirt or dress shorter than ankle length would reveal the bracelet, which would complicate her efforts to get a new job. The judge agreed.
I'm no posek, but I think a pair of pants would be just fine and dandy. It would serve the needs of the public and serve the needs of a kehillah that, quit frankly, doesn't need more visibility.
I hope the Rabbi who helped convince the judge that she should not have to wear a ankle braclet for the sake of tzniut, reads this article and sees some of the email exchanges between Wein Reis and clients. The tzniut argument is just a perversion!
Blah! We look so foolish. Read it and weep.