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Non-Muslim Women Wearing A Hijab

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Submitted by Alice Ann Stern (United States), Mar 23, 2008 at 16:19

I wonder what would happen if a Jewish woman covered herself in a traditionally Jewish manner, when visiting with these traditional Arab Muslims. From my own experience as a Jewish woman, most religious, traditional Arab men did not expect me to cover myself as a Muslim woman would. Nor would I cover myself as a religious Muslim woman would.

In fact, I was allowed to smoke and conjugate with the men; while, these Arab Muslim men would not permit their own women to do the same. As a guest, these Arab Muslim men fully accommodated me. After all, that is what a good host is supposed to do. The orthodox Jewish men are no different in that a good host fully accommodates his or her guest, so that the guest feels very comfortable and at full ease. In fact, one can easily insult one's host by not allowing or attempting to circumvent in any degree or manner this accommodatiion, which is so graciously offered.

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