Letter of Rabbi Aharon Feldman, shlit”a
Rosh Yeshiva (Dean) of Ner Israel Rabbinical College
Member of the Council of Torah Sages of Agudath Israel of America
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
I urge all women who are able to join in the protest demonstration against innovations in Jewish traditions of worship at the Western Wall to be held at the Wall.
The Western Wall is a monument to the immutable faith of the Jewish people in the rebuilding of the Holy Temple and the renewal of its ancient modes of worship. By implication it is also a monument to the Jewish belief in Torah and its traditions.
It is thus tragically unfortunate that the Western Wall is being used by certain groups as an arena for the rejection of age-old Jewish traditions. How improper– even offensive—for them to promote their innovations by undermining the very ideas which the Wall symbolizes!
It goes without saying that this demonstration should be held without the employment of any form of abuse whatsoever.
Rabbi Aharon Feldman