Thursday, September 13, 2007

religious dress at the beach

One of our first nights in Tel Aviv, Peleg and I had dinner with two friends at a restaurant on the beach. One of the nice things about Tel Aviv is the number of restaurants and bars actually on the beach, some with plastic tables and chairs that go right down to the water's edge.

We had our dinner on a deck outside, over looking the water. after the sun went down we noticed several muslim families showing up to enjoy the beach. The weather was hot and extrememly humid, only slightly less so after the sun went down then during the day.

The Muslim women walked on the sand completely covered in black clothing. Their children played in the water. The men went swimming. The women stood in the sand watching their families enjoy themselves but unable to disrobe.

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