Wearing Kilt to Synagogue


This might sound strange, but for the past few weeks, I have been wearing kilts because I have a broken leg that is in a cast for at least two months, and I cannot fit pants on my legs. Kilts are the only skirt-like garments I know of that are made for men. I bought three of them after this happened. I know it’s weird for a man to wear a skirt, but I don’t have much of a choice now.
What I’m wondering is if I should go to synagogue for the high holidays. I normally am not into going to synagogue at all. But I go usually for the high holidays and I get dressed up. I don’t know if it is appropriate do go with a look others might perceive as cross dressing, even those kilts are for men.
I have wanted to leave a message for the rabbi, but all I get is a recording that says he will not be available before Rosh Hashanah because he is too busy.
Do you think I should go or not?



  1. First, please accept mu blessing that you have a complete and speedy recovery!

    I actually feel that you should attend the High Holiday Services, but I also feel that you should try not to attend in a kilt. If you lived in Scotland, I would say that it is no problem at all. But, assuming that you live elsewhere, I would suggest that you try buying a very baggy pair of regular trousers, or even a baggy pair of training trousers. The minute everyone will see you, they will realize that you have a broken leg and they will understand why your trousers look odd.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team