There is a group in Israel called "Women of the Wall" that organizes a woman's prayer group that meets at the Kotel (the Western Wall) in Jerusalem each month for Rosh Chodesh. They've been doing this for over 20 years. Rosh Chodesh is traditionally a woman's holiday.
Recently, this group has come under increasing attack - both literal and figurative - from radical right-wing haredi groups in Israel. Violent haredis have actually attacked the women for daring to pray at the wall.
( And unfortunately, the government is becoming complicit.Collapse )
The upside of this is that if the Jerusalem police think it is so easy to silence or deter Jewish women, they are sadly mistaken. I expect that this kind of action will only swell the ranks of Women of the Wall.
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