A warning letter reminding women that they cannot wear any colored underwear was distributed in the Israeli city of Beitar Illit, according to a report by the Haredi World.
The letter warns that a modesty squad will patrol the streets of the city in order to sniff out those who wear immodest bras and panties.
The letter states that any colors besides black, beige and white, are prohibited for a good Jewish woman.
“Wearing colored underwear causes sin,” the letter warns.
“We want the city of Beitar Illit to remain a modest place for good Jews,” the letter also states.
The following is an English translation of the letter, according to failedmessiah.com.
1) All sales women must be dressed modestly, showing no uncovered body parts, or wear tight or short clothing.
2) Items displayed in stores without packaging must be stored in drawers or shut closets, where the doorknobs are turned with no sliding doors. Items which are kept behind curtains, may only be of the traditional sort.
3) The rules refer to both bras and panties.
4) Stores are not allowed to sell underwear in all types of colors and styles. No items with red, bright pink or orange colors. No words or pictures.
5) It is strictly forbidden under any circumstance for saleswomen to suggest, advise or to guide women, and especially brides, to purchase underwear, which are not in traditional colors: white, beige or black.
6) It is strictly prohibited for men or children to enter these stores.
7) If immodest images appear on the packaging, they must be covered up with stickers.
8) Advertisements must be modest in style and design.
9) From time to time, women will be sent to track and monitor that all these rules are kept, and not in a perverse manner.
The letter was signed by Devora Braverman, Sarah Berezovsky, and Chaya Itzkovitz.
As reported by yourjewishnews.com