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there are many rules that in islamic countries directly restrict women from being closed to men. in some islamic country, unmarried women are required to wear Burqa. Even the married women who want to remove their Burqa still need to get permission from their and women cannot shake hand or get on the same bus in those countries.
I also heard that men and women in ancient Israel worship in temple were separated.
even many modern christian churches separate men and women in their fellowship. some church leaders even discourage their congregation from going to public swimming pool or joint mix gender activities.
why is that these kind of gender segregation unique to abrahamic religions?

I would say that things as gender segregation in religions are more cultural than theological. It reflects the social mores of that society.  In orthodox Judaism, men and women are separated in the synagogues, and they are also separated in churches as the Apostolic Christian Churches.  I don't think there is a religious reason for this because the Bible says that in Christ "there is neither Jew nor Greek, male or female...(Galatians 3:28)." Religions and churches reflect the cultures in which they exist.  Joel

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Joel Bjorling


I can answer general questions about the Bible and offer guidance in Bible study resources.


I have education in Bible from Oral Roberts University, as well as an MA from McCormick Theological Seminary. I have written several articles on Bible study topics. I am an ordained, nondenominational minister.

Articles in journals of the Foundation for Biblical Research, Personal Freedom Outreach, and Restoration Research

BA, Oral Roberts University, Behavioral Science (included courses in the Bible and theology) MA, McCormick Theological Seminary Further study, Garrett-Evangelical Theological School Further study, Moody Bible Institute, Christian education

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