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During the mussaf on the high holy days we bow down to the floor. Do women also have this minhag. Did they also bow down in the temple when it was standing on hearing the kohen godol say the shem.

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Rivivos Efraim 3:421 brings reasonings that woman should bow down on Yom Kippur and reasonings that woman should not bow down on Yom Kippur. He discusses whether woman bowed down in the temple and says that they did not as they were not there, however had a lady been in the courtyard of the temple and heard the Kohain Gadol say Hashem's name they would be required to bow down too. He concludes that everyone should do according to their Minhag.

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Men were also never in the temple only in the courtyard. There was a special esras noshim why didnt they attend on yom kippur. –  5780 Sep 12 '13 at 19:06
    
Or where they all watching their daughters dancing in the vineyards. I believe they only danced in the 'break'. –  5780 Sep 14 '13 at 22:27
    
Where's the evidence that women weren't attending services in the beith hamigdosh –  MoriDoweedhYaa3qob Sep 15 '13 at 13:53

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