Thirty Galician Rabbis issued a joint ban several days ago against the appearance of the Jewish of girls and women in sleeveless and low-necked dresses. The ban was proclaimed in all the synagogues of Galicia. The Rabbis declared in their statement that “this lack of morals in dress is responsible for all the misfortunes that have befallen Jewry.”
The Jewish press has come out in strong condemnation of this action of the Rabbis, calling their statement a slander upon Jewish womanhood.
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