There is one main priority that the Women For the Wall have. We Women For the Wall want to make sure that when women come to pray at the Western Wall, the experience should be as profoundly meaningful as possible. We will do whatever we possibly can to help all women have that wonderful experience of connecting to G-d at this site, the Holiest place we Jews have in today’s world.
The Western Wall, the Kotel HaMaaravi, is the last vestige of the Holy Temple. It was built by King Herod over 2 millenia ago, and is the place from which the Shechina, the presence of G-d, is said to have never departed. This is the place to which Jews have turned from all corners of the world, to pour out their hearts to the Creator of the Universe, to beseech Him, to ask for His Divine Intervention, and to connect to Him.
We Women For the Wall recognize that we have a tradition of prayer, in and towards the Temple, which goes back thousands of years. The Kotel, more than just a “National Monument”, is a holy place, and must be treated as such.
Political battles, such as the ones orchestrated by Anat Hoffman and the “Women of the Wall,” do not belong at a place such as the Kotel. They have been engaging in political provocation at a Holy Site, and that must end.
We Women For the Wall beg Anat Hoffman and her companions – take your battles back to the Knesset and the Supreme Court, and leave the Western Wall alone. We want to come and pray peacefully, and you are disrupting the prayers of other women around you.