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.
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Supporters of the WoW frequently argue that female Kotel worshipers should be allowed to pray as they do at home, including reading Torah and singing loudly – curiously, though, non-Orthodox Jews have never complained about another major way they are unable to worship at the Kotel as they do at home: with musical instruments on Shabbat.
With its recent incursion into the main Kosel plaza, “Women Of the Wall” has made it clear that it has no interest in avoiding offense, but rather, on the contrary, is committed to being “in the face” of the vast majority of regular visitors to the Kosel for tefillah, whom it views as the enemy.
It is not the rights of WOW’s few members that are at issue here, but their desire to inflict ‘change’ upon the traditional women praying in the space consecrated for traditional prayer — and whether they will trample the rights of thousands of other women to pray in their own space, undisturbed.