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The WOW email accuses Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the state-appointed administrator of the Kotel, of creating a "Catch 22" for women
They had to use a magnifying glass to read the letters.
The Women of the Wall still have an uphill fight ahead of themselves.
Ban on Jewish antisemitism in serious trouble…
The Western Wall Rabbi told Haredi girls to – in effect – let the Women of the Wall pray as they wish. An analogy to “let sleeping dogs lie” would be taken the wrong way.
The Women of the Wall are unhappy again. Yes, they can read from the Torah, but now that have no scroll. It was damaged by dampness, and WoW blames the government for lack of proper storage.
The Women of the Wall was so focused on Haredim that the girls forgot to ask Jordan for permission to pray in their own minyan. Now maybe the WoW will wake up to reality and pray on the Temple Mount.
"Today this affects Women of the Wall but tomorrow it will affect every Israeli and Jew around the world…."
A kind of Mutually Assured Disturbance was observed by both sides.
The Western Wall rabbi Wednesday may have taken the first step towards surrendering the Kotel to Muslims. He asked women and Temple Mount activists to respect Muslim sensitivities and to stay away.
On those few days when Jews were allowed to go up to the Mount, they suffered constant abuse by the Muslims and by the police.
Jerusalem police allow Arabs to keep Jews from entering the Temple Mount, just like they used to allow Haredim to keep women away from the Kotel – until it was not politically correct.
It's Revolutionary techniques 101: every time you reach a goal – start looking for the next one.
When I began covering the Women of the Wall, the flagship of the Reform insurgency in Israel, my initial take was sympathetic.
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