Women of the Wall’s One-Way Street

All animals are equal; but some animals are more equal than others.

The Orwellian quote was the first thing that came to mind, as I tried to process the fact that this Rosh Chodesh the Israel Police, for the first time since 1967, prevented hundreds of Orthodox Jews from reaching the Kotel Plaza to pray. Why? To enable Women of the Wall to hold their service at the Wall, the very wall that Anat Hoffman’s movement had proclaimed “should not consider … as possessing any sanctity.”

Read the full Op-Ed from Leah Aharoni at the Jerusalem Post.

A similar piece appeared in Hebrew at NRG/Maariv.