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Women of the Wall Allowed, but Their Torah Scroll Banned from Kotel

Controversial women’s group, Women of the Wall were allowed into the Kotel to pray, but without their Torah.

By Maayana Miskin


The controversial women’s prayer group Women of the Wall held its monthly Rosh Hodesh prayers at the Kotel (Western Wall) on Thursday in honor of the first day of the new Hebrew month.

Activists with Torah scroll – Photo: Miriam Alster

The group brought roughly 200 worshipers – an unusually large number given the group’s usual attendance of several dozen at best. While the group was allowed in to pray, the Torah scroll they had planned to use in their service was not allowed in. Continue Reading »