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Police have agreed to allow the niece of American comedian Sarah Silverman will be allowed to attend a women's Megillah reading at the Western...
One of the paratroopers in attendance announced that, after they had liberated the Kotel, everyone was welcome to pray there.
WOW spokesperson said police behavior was "sneaky," or at least confusing, seeing as they arrested the women after they had already cleared the area.
The law prohibits "religious ceremony not according to local custom."
"Women are absolved of saying the Shma Israel – they needn't make the blessing, much more so to wear a talit and make a blessing over it."