3 years ago
I have never read such a theory but I think that the head cover for women in both Islam and Judaism comes from the hot climate of Palestine and the need to protect your head from the sun. Many non-religious women in Israel wear hats outside. My mom does - and she has never been religious. The religions just took the health recommendation and made it into religious requirements, and then attached some holy words or some such to it. I might be wrong, of course.
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