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Religion Question.

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Jacqueline Report 4 Aug 2008 02:02

I remember as a child women covering their heads with scarfs (the one's you tied under the chin) before going into church, would anyone know what sort of church that would be?

Also in Jewish Synagouges is it for men & women to attend & do the women cover their heads?

Thank-you, Jackie.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 4 Aug 2008 02:11

It used to be all churches C of E and RC....and still is but only with the older generation covered the crown of your head out of respect....I visited a church in turkey and they wouldnet me as I had shorts and vest on...they made be cover up arms and legs

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 4 Aug 2008 02:15

In Malta they used to hand out shawls for women to cover their shoulders and arms if bare, and skirts and trousers too I think for women and men in shorts.
I always took a longer wrapround skirt to put on quickly out of respect. It's the same in Greece too, altho I think lots of places are less concerned than they were years ago.


Jacqueline Report 4 Aug 2008 02:16

Thank-you Hayley & Liz.

Does anyone know about the Jewish, is their churches for women to pray as well as men?

Thank-you, Jackie.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 4 Aug 2008 02:17

Yes but they have to go in like a gallery at the top I think they are not allowed in the mainbit...


Jacqueline Report 4 Aug 2008 02:18

Thank-you for replies. Jackie. x