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  • Western Wall rabbi to Charedi girls: Avoid plaza for Women of the Wall service

    October 3, 2013 | 9:45 am

    The Western Wall rabbi requested that Charedi Orthodox girls not fill the plaza for the next Women of the Wall service.

    Aiming to reduce tension at the plaza, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz made the request on Thursday, one day before the monthly Rosh Chodesh service by the group.

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  • Women of the Wall, shielded by police, raises Torah scroll and blows shofar

    August 7, 2013 | 9:08 am

    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.

    The police shielded the the estimated 300 women and their male supporters on Wednesday morning at the back of the plaza, facing the...

  • Father and daughter at the Wall: Battle of the heart

    July 17, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    On July 8, Rabbi Adam Kligfeld, senior rabbi at Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, attended a Woman of the Wall prayer service at the Western Wall in Jerusalem with his 11-year-old daughter, Noa. The Journal asked them to write about the experience, each from their own perspective.

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  • Charedim called on to protest Women of the Wall Torah reading

    June 6, 2013 | 10:10 am

    Women of the Wall said it will read from a Torah scroll at its upcoming service at the Western Wall.

    Meanwhile, several leading Charedi Orthodox rabbis called on Charedi men to gather Sunday for a mass prayer opposite the group’s service that included an admonition against...

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  • With the help of Knesset members, Women of the Wall get to pray

    March 12, 2013 | 9:14 am

    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.

    For each of the past several months, police have detained members of the women’s prayer group during their monthly Rosh Chodesh services for wearing...

  • American Jews protest in solidarity with Women of the Wall

    March 12, 2013 | 8:15 am

    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.

    On Monday, some 125 demonstrators gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, and additional demonstrations were held Tuesday in...

  • Netanyahu asks Jewish Agency to look into women’s prayer at Western Wall

    December 26, 2012 | 9:13 am

    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.

    Netanyahu asked the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Natan Sharansky, to examine the issue, the...

  • Six women detained for wearing prayer shawls at Western Wall

    November 15, 2012 | 9:12 am

    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.

    The detainments Thursday, on the first day of the Hebrew month Kislev, follow the arrest at last month's...

  • Woman praying in tallit detained at Western Wall, questioned by police

    June 21, 2012 | 11:17 am

    Israeli police detained a woman wearing a tallit at the Western Wall and later questioned her for four hours.

    The woman was participating Thursday in a rosh chodesh prayer service held monthly at the Wall by the Women of the Wall organization. Police were present during the service...

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