Women and VeilsBy: Guy Templeton
Once again, I’m thinking about the temple. Why do women wear veils, and why are they supposed to veil their faces when participating in the true order of prayer? At a wedding, many women wear veils for the ceremony. For a wedding, it seems to hold a bit of romance. In Islam, it is a sign of piety.
Jewish law dictates that a man is required to cover his head during prayer. Is this part of why men have a head covering in the temple? Orthodox Jewish men have their head covered at all times, less frequently, women in Conservative and Reform communities at times of prayer. Is this what happens in Mormon temples?