The Western Wall rabbi requested that Charedi Orthodox girls not fill the plaza for the next Women of the Wall service.
Women of the Wall blew a shofar at the back of the Western Wall Plaza and raised a Torah scroll at the plaza’s gate under a heavy police barricade.
Recently, I went to a Women of the Wall service for Rosh Chodesh Av. It was my first time at one of their services, and I thought I was prepared for the ugliness I would see on the other side. I wasn’t.
Women of the Wall said it will read from a Torah scroll at its upcoming service at the Western Wall.
If ever there were a gathering of Women of the Wall that was going to spark a wider conflict, Tuesday’s would have been the one.
American Jews held solidarity rallies in a variety of U.S. cities to protest Israeli limitations on women's prayer at Jerusalem's Western Wall.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly asked the Jewish Agency to come up with a solution for non-Orthodox women's groups that want to pray at the Western Wall.
Six women were detained by Jerusalem police for wearing prayer shawls at the Western Wall as more than 100 women gathered there for the monthly Women of the Wall service.
Israeli police detained a woman wearing a tallit at the Western Wall and later questioned her for four hours.