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Historically, veiling is a tradition that is common to all the Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. One need look no further than the traditional bridal veil to see the remnants of what was once a common practice of modesty. Given that only traces of the tradition remain in Christianity and Orthodox Judaism, we most often associate veiling with Islam today, and many Americans misunderstand why veiling is prevalent in the Middle East and why a woman might choose to wear a veil. Dr. Bonnie Irwin will explore how the complexities of veiling in Islamic societies vary within religious, cultural, and political contexts and in comparison to the traditions of veiling in Muslim-American communities. Jan 17, 2018 Carmel Public Library Foundation Carmel, CA Filmed by Katie O'Connell Copyright 2018. For personal and educational use only. Commercial use is prohibited.
Harrison Memorial Library Carmel Library Bonnie Irwin