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Kotel Rabbi Promises Women Won’t Be Arrested for Saying ’Kaddish’

Israel’s Haredi rabbis continue to make a mockery of themselves and of Judaism by pressing to arrest women for saying the mourner’s prayer at the Kotel. Sharansky comes to the rescue.

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Women of the Wall hold Torah school in prayer outside Old City police station where others were detained for wearing prayer shawls at the Kotel February 11

Women of the Wall hold Torah school in prayer outside Old City police station where others were detained for wearing prayer shawls at the Kotel February 11
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu belated turned to Sharansky several months ago to solve the problem of WOW’s demands and the Western Wall rabbi’s refusal to listen, and he is in the final stages of drafting recommendations to decrease tensions.

Last month, three female Knesset members joined the Women of the Wall for the monthly Rosh Chodesh prayer, and police, for the first time, did not break up the prayer service.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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