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If Jews had the ability to ignore religious provocation when they saw one, we'd still have the Second Temple, if not the First.
Alas, this dispute is not over a connection to God but over political turf, both regarding the Kotel and the conversions.
Prime Minister Netanyahu suggested that 'the activism of the American Jewry does not always help.'
"When the only contact people have with the Orthodox Jewish world is negative and aggressive, it reflects badly on all of us," a hareidi-religious businesswoman said.
The WOW email accuses Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the state-appointed administrator of the Kotel, of creating a "Catch 22" for women
Remember Life of Brian, where the Judean splinter groups run into each other and start a brawl? You're in for a treat.
A kind of Mutually Assured Disturbance was observed by both sides.
Sharansky says the Western Wall is long enough for women to have their own minyan and Torah reading. The Women of the Wall leader accepts the compromise. Will the Rabbinate big enough to agree?
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.
Some 30 percent of the women were Israeli Modern Orthodox.
WOW spokesperson said police behavior was "sneaky," or at least confusing, seeing as they arrested the women after they had already cleared the area.