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  • Women of the Wall smuggle Torah scroll into Kotel plaza

    October 24, 2014 | 12:16 pm

    Women who defied Western Wall Plaza rules by bringing a small Torah scroll there were allowed to finish praying.

    The decision to allow a few dozen members of the Women of the Wall feminist group to continue their prayer was made to prevent desecration of the scroll even though...

  • On wearing grandpa’s tefillin at the Wall

    May 10, 2013 | 9:33 am

    It’s just before 7 a.m. when I arrive at Kotel Plaza security station to find long lines.  My son Andy gets into the swiftly moving line for men.  I enter the longer, slowly moving line for women.   Andy carries the cloth bag containing our things.   I try reaching to remove mine,...

  • Women praying to be heard at the Western Wall

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    December 19, 2012 | 10:23 am

    We approached the entrance to the Kotel Plaza a little before 7 a.m. on Rosh Hodesh Tevet. In my bag was my tallit, the beautiful purple-and-blue one that was hand woven as a gift from the students and faculty at USC more than 20 years ago, when I completed my time there as the...