Question by  greysquirrel (239)

What is the dress code for women at the Wailing Wall?

I see lots of instructions for men, but what about women? Do they have to be covered past their elbows? Do they have to wear a skirt? Or are pants OK?


Answer by  jlaird (190)

Legs covered to at least the knees. Can wear pants. Shoulders covered - they offer shawls at the entrance though. Elbows don't have to be covered. That's all. Just went a few weeks ago. Was amazing!


Answer by  shalom (271)

Women should dress modestly at the Western Wall. Dressing like an Orthodox Jewish woman is your best bet: arms covered past the elbows, skirt past the knees, shoes not sandals, and head covered too.


Answer by  wrestler88 (192)

The minimum is to cover the legs and shoulders. You can wear pants and you can wear short sleeves and walk right up to the Kotel. They provide shawls at the entrance for those with bare shoulders. I think you can even wear shorts.


Answer by  sonicfoundation (2597)

Women were not allowed to pray at the Western Wall of a very long time, only in the last 50 years have they been allowed. As such, there are no specific rules other than to dress respectfully.


Answer by  Ali41 (1593)

Women should wear a skirt or dress that covers their knees. They should have sleeves that cover their elbows and their collar bone should be covered.

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