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All of these issues seem to be much more pressing to feminists than whether or not a woman can wear a tallit and hold an “egalitarian” prayer service at the Kotel. I call upon the Women of the Wall organization to respect Orthodox religious practice, to accept the compromise proposal, and to focus on these other much more pressing issues facing women, both in Israel and around the world, today.


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Rachel Avraham is the CEO of the Dona Gracia Center for Diplomacy and an Israel-based journalist. She is the author of "Women and Jihad: Debating Palestinian Female Suicide Bombings in the American, Israeli and Arab Media."