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Groups Slam “Incredible Hypocrisy” of Women of the Wall

“The last thing that WOW desires is for quiet, undisturbed prayer without media attention. On the contrary, their agenda is the disturbance of the prayer of others, and it is high time that the rights of the true victims be respected.”

Rebelling Against Women’s Prayer?

Women for the Wall founder Leah Aharoni met with 40 young female leaders recently and they named the Western Wall as a major area of concern. “They were very disturbed,” she said. “That is their spiritual home.”

Birkat Kohanot? Priestess’ blessing at the Wall?

Women and men are equal in Judaism and before G-d, but they are different and play different roles. Is that so hard to understand? You have no right to provoke, not at the Kotel.

A Monument to Discord

For decades, Anat Hoffman claimed that WoW simply wanted to pray in its own fashion, despite dozens of editorials and statements from WoW leaders about forcing traditional women to “change their world view,” in the words of its late founder, Rivka Haut. The abandonment of common standards leads not to a single fissure, but fragmentation.

Denying Others their Right to Pray

Today, Women For the Wall unveiled a video collection of unscripted interviews with Jerusalem residents. Though these were random interviews on the steps down to the Wall, all were unanimous in their condemnation of what they characterized as inappropriate and disruptive conduct by the Women of the Wall.