Is a Shlucha allowed to do a cooking demo or interview on the local news station?
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Nonetheless, if the cooking show or news interview is intended for non-religious Jews to inspire them about kashrus etc. (and not for religious Jews) there could be room for leniency. However, the following are important points to consider:
- Attire should be modest and truly Tznius to make a Kiddush Hashem and not Chas Veshalom the opposite.
- The Shlucha should act modestly in speech and behavior.
- The interview or show should be done by another woman and not a man.
- The Shlucha should not later publicize the video to religious crowds on social media or news websites intended for religious Jews, for such a video is not intended for a religious crowd.
- There should be a Kiddush Hashem and הפצת מעינות in a permissible way. For example, if the intended audience is not Jewish, Torah (the parts of Torah that are intended only for Jews) should not be taught.
- Finally, this question was a general question and therefore no specific Psak is given. After verifying all the above details one should consult a Rav. One cannot take this answer as a general allowance and each case should be individually consulted with a competent Rav of Anash.
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