The strictly Orthodox sector has established a new modesty court to grant kashrut certificate to women's clothing stores
Lycra has become very popular among haredi women in recent years. The fabric stretches over the body and, according to rabbis, enhances those parts that should be hidden and exposes parts that should be concealed.
The ultra-Orthodox newspaper Bakehila ('in the community') reported over the weekend that an assembly of rabbis gathered at the home of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, the "great posek" (arbiter of Jewish law) and decided to establish the modesty court.
Court representatives will examine the garments sold in clothes stores and will grant kashrut certificates to worthy vendors.