Tznius in English mean modesty. You should know though that Tznius is not just modestly in the way we dress…..
Tznius is what we, the Daughters of Hashem, do to make us different and special. Tznius does not only mean how we dress. Tznius refers to the way we look, act, walk, talk, dress, and carry our lives. We try to do this in the way that would make our parents and more importantly Hashem proud. One of the sources for how we know to be Tznius is how Hashem created Chava. Hashem made her by taking from Adam Harishon’s ribs and dust, then turned it into Chava. We learn that being Tzanua (modesty) is important because Hashem made her from a place that should always be covered, the rib.
Being a living, walking, talking, Tznius girl doesn’t mean that we should only wear black and tights. Being Tznius is not so difficult if you think about it. We can be a Tznius and FASHIONABLE girl! We just have to make sure that the fashionable outfit that we want to wear is tznius. We should make sure that our collarbone, knees, and elbows are covered.
HOW CAN WE BE TZNIUS IN THE WAY WE ACT, WALK, TALK, LOOK, AND CARRY OUR LIVES??
We should walk in a nice aidle way. We should not walk in the streets moving your hips a lot ect. We should not scream and shout loudly or even laugh loudly in any type of way that would make people want to stare at you. You want to be seen and you want people to see you and say “WOW! I want my daughter to be just like her.”
Please keep in mind that all families and communities have different standards with their Tznius. If you have a question about if something is Tznius, ask your mother or your families Rav.
By: Devorah Leah T