Marit ayin

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Marit ayin (or maris ayin, Hebrew: מַרְאִית עַיִן‎‎, "appearance to the eye"), is a concept in halakha (Jewish law). It is considered to be an important concept, as it can lead to the prohibition of certain acts, depending on circumstances, that might otherwise be permitted.

Marit ayin can be defined as:

Avoiding doing something that may raise suspicion that one violated halacha, or that someone may misinterpret, thus causing him to violate halacha.[1]


  1. ^ Kaganoff, Yirmiyohu (November 8, 2007). "Marit Ayin". Beit El yeshiva. Retrieved November 12, 2012.