The Future with Women of the Wall

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    1. I have a different view of this. The group fomenting the troubles at the wall will tire out after the cause célèbre dies out if ever. By that time the Temple will have been rebuilt and a whole new round of bupkis will begin, as the Kotel returns to what it was, a retaining wall. I consider the fuss over the kotel to be the next thing to idolatry. Is the wall of importance? Yes. Is it a religious matter? No.

    2. Photos taken taken from the mid nineteenth century until the Six Day War show no mechitzah whatsoever. The ultra-Orthodox have appropriated this retaining wall as their own and if you disagree you're an apostate at best and an antisemite at worst. Your loaded cartoon is designed to stimulate baseless fears and is unworthy.

    3. Before 1948 we weren't permitted to put up a mechitzah, because the British, and before them the Ottomans and before them others were in charge. From 1948 until 1967, we weren't permitted to pray or be there at all. 1967 was the first time, in modern times, we had the opportunity to put up a mechitzah, and we did.

    4. One of the women leading this is Dr. Phyillis Chesler, a well known, and well regarded columnist. I urge you to read some of her work , before passing judgement…. From where I stand, our community is struggling enough to keep itself together…. If women (who in many cases) are more devoted to Judiasm then men want to be part of history (the Wall in Jerusalem Is historic) they should have that right…

    5. There's no such thing as ultra-Orthodox, just Observant, Orthodox, Chassidic, or whatever level or style of Observance of 3,325-yr-old Judaism. Can't Observant Jews pray at their own holiest site in the world, the place where Observant Jews offered sacrifices to God for 900 years, without any other group disturbing them, regardless of the nature of the outside agitators? That's the point of the cartoon you want to ignore because of your blind hatred for the ultra-Orthodox. According to your logic, anarchy is preferable. Observant Jews aren't always wrong, ignorant, or evil, or do you not believe that?

    6. Can't Observant Jews pray at their own holiest site in the world, the place where Observant Jews offered sacrifices to God for 900 years, without any other group disturbing them, regardless of the nature of the outside agitators? Or, do you prefer anarchy?

    7. And Jesus said that when you pray, be not like the hypocrites who like the highest places in the market place to be seen by men." Does the Lord G-d not weigh the hearts of mankind? and like in our church they believe if you give a woman an inch she will take a mile, therefore no preaching of woman from the pulpit. 🙂

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