Dozens of Israeli businesses sign modesty agreement after ultra-Orthodox push

12.12.2011                      16.Kislev. 5772

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Dozens of Israeli businesses sign modesty agreement after ultra-Orthodox push

Haredi group 'asks' shops in Sderot to tell female employees to dress 'dignified'; dress code also applies to ads and notices for the businesses.

Dozens of Sderot businesses, include the retail SuperPharm and Optica Halperin retail chains, signed a modesty agreement over the past few months under which they guarantee that their workers will make sure to dress modestly. The agreement is the initiative of the Mimaamakim organization, which is supported by the Torah-oriented garin (core group ) there. A business owner who signs the agreement receives a modesty certificate asserting that the premises is "kosher"….