oman’. After all, my Bridegroom is Jewish and everything in his life – past, present, and future – will someday be mine in its totality. Like this lovely woman, I don’t mind ‘sticking out’ though I did feel more ‘at home’ and ‘accepted’ in Israel than I’ve ever felt anywhere else while covering.
Head coverings or veils are a Jewish tradition; however, Paul praises the Corinthians for “holding to the traditions” just as he taught them. Even Yeshua taught that all traditions weren’t bad; only the ones that nullified a commandment of God (Mark 7:7). Being immersed in the Jewish culture, Paul would have understood the head covering, veil, from a Jewish perspective, especially within the context of betrothal and marriage. However, Paul’s discourse about this tradition reveals deeper spiritual implications.