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    • zionist forever
    • 18.11.09 | 15:43 (IST)

    I have a relative he to Windsor Castle where he went on the tour that included the queens private chapel. He is a religious man and so he keeps his head covered at all times To avoid attracting attention he wore a baseball cap. When they were inside the chapel the guide told him he must remove his hat because its against the rules to cover your heads inside this royal chapel. He explained that he was an orthodox jew & must keep his head covered but the guide insisted rule is you dont cover your head inside here. If he took off his hat he could stay thats the custom, because of his faith he chose not to take off the hat so he left. They have that rule at the Kotel because the orthodox custom is women don't wear a talit. They want to please as many people as possible so as its not an unreasonable request a woman removes her talit thats the rule. Reform jews are happy for men & women to pray together orthodox doesn't let them so to keep everybody happy they have men & women seperate

    from the article: Police arrest woman for wearing prayer shawl at Western Wall
    First published 10:26 18.11.09 | Last updated 22:34 18.11.09
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