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Jerusalem - AG: State Backs Ruling For Women Of Wall Prayer At Kotel

Published on: May 7, 2013 03:24 PM
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File photo of Women of the Wall as they pray near the Western Wall in Jerusalem. EPA/MIRIAM ALSTERFile photo of Women of the Wall as they pray near the Western Wall in Jerusalem. EPA/MIRIAM ALSTER

Jerusalem - Israel’s attorney general says he will not appeal a court ruling permitting a liberal Jewish women’s group to pray freely at a Jerusalem holy site.

An Israeli court instructed police last month to stop detaining women for performing religious rituals and wearing garb that Orthodox Judaism reserves for men.

The “Women of the Wall” movement has been trying for decades to break Orthodox control on prayer at the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s holiest sites.

Orthodox rabbis, who control Israeli religious institutions, argued the women break regulations forbidding religious ceremonies that go against “local custom.”

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The Justice Ministry said Tuesday that Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein would not appeal.

In another victory for liberal Judaism, Israel’s prime minister has signaled he will support a new, mixed-gender prayer area at the site.


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 May 07, 2013 at 03:33 PM Anonymous Says:

OK. The issue is now settled. The courts have ruled and the police have said they will mobilize as much force as necessary to protect these women against the assaults from the zealots who have physically thrown chairs at them and engage in other violent acts in prior incidents. Hopefully, they will throw some of these thugs in jail and let them rot. Whatever we may think it the correct hashkafah for women davening at the kosel, its not their business as long as they do so peacefully. A woman standing in ezras hanashimn doing exactly what a man is doing 50 feet away can no longer be harrassed or detained.

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 May 07, 2013 at 03:41 PM Reb Yid Says:

We have to share me'aras hamachpela with the Muslims, so I guess we also have to share the kosel with these people.

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 May 07, 2013 at 03:50 PM posaikacharon Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

OK. The issue is now settled. The courts have ruled and the police have said they will mobilize as much force as necessary to protect these women against the assaults from the zealots who have physically thrown chairs at them and engage in other violent acts in prior incidents. Hopefully, they will throw some of these thugs in jail and let them rot. Whatever we may think it the correct hashkafah for women davening at the kosel, its not their business as long as they do so peacefully. A woman standing in ezras hanashimn doing exactly what a man is doing 50 feet away can no longer be harrassed or detained.

Do u honestly believe they'll stop at that? Their appetite for provocation isn't that easily satisfied.
Ps your comment is oozing with hate.

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 May 07, 2013 at 04:05 PM 5TResident Says:

With so many self-hating Jews in the world, we have a lot more serious problems than a bunch of women who want to worship Hashem in their own way at the Kotel. Where do the zealots get the authority to attack them? When Miriam took a tambourine and led women in a shir to Hashem at the Yam Suf, did anyone try to stop her?

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 May 07, 2013 at 04:11 PM Facts1 Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

OK. The issue is now settled. The courts have ruled and the police have said they will mobilize as much force as necessary to protect these women against the assaults from the zealots who have physically thrown chairs at them and engage in other violent acts in prior incidents. Hopefully, they will throw some of these thugs in jail and let them rot. Whatever we may think it the correct hashkafah for women davening at the kosel, its not their business as long as they do so peacefully. A woman standing in ezras hanashimn doing exactly what a man is doing 50 feet away can no longer be harrassed or detained.

The Hashmanites (Jewish Hero's) didn't care as to what the kingdom said, they fought the winds of secularism where they saw it.

In Judaism there is a concept of all Jews are responsible for each other, Religion is not a democracy. A Jewish state requires Jewish law.

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 May 07, 2013 at 05:00 PM Gershon Zev Dzilowsky (On Behalf of Women Of Wall Haters) Says:

Guys, The kosel is out land! Anyone who is Naive enough to agree with the Reshaem is probably as for G-D as these people!
They are sending the country to the moon with their hate for Chredim by makeing the kosel mixed and the yeshiva bochurim go to the army and schools do secular lessons! We must hope for a refuah i can think of a million things we had better be doing then making comment about Rabbanim as seen in this post
"jerusalem-an-open-letter-to-the-woman-of-the-wall-how-about-some-respect"
Lets pull ourselfs together not by Lashon Horah & comments oozing with hate!

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 May 07, 2013 at 05:25 PM Rangers Goalie Says:

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posaikacharon Says:

Do u honestly believe they'll stop at that? Their appetite for provocation isn't that easily satisfied.
Ps your comment is oozing with hate.

That's because he HATES religious Jews!

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 May 07, 2013 at 05:29 PM Sabastion Says:

Reply to #3  
posaikacharon Says:

Do u honestly believe they'll stop at that? Their appetite for provocation isn't that easily satisfied.
Ps your comment is oozing with hate.

we have a lot more serious problems than a bunch of women who want to worship Hashem in their own way at the Kotel.
Worship Hashem? Are you kidding me?? These women are atheists! They don't believe in G-D! They deny the Torah and said they don't give a ...... as to what the "Rabbis" say. Your kiddin, right?

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 May 07, 2013 at 05:51 PM georgewashingtonbridge Says:

Let's go to the "mixed gender" area and erect a mechitzah! It's our right!

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 May 07, 2013 at 06:20 PM Anonymous Says:

These women are not liberal. They are Permissive AND Anarchists. Liberalism only gives the foolish crackpots the right to be crackpots.

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 May 07, 2013 at 07:50 PM Anonymous Says:

I understand that woman would like to pray and the part is beautiful.


What I have trouble understanding is, those woman who claim that they only want to pray while wearing in such a holy place Beach acceptable clothing. I'd suggest for them to do all the מצוות woman are obligated to do first, then talk about accepting more religious performances.

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 May 07, 2013 at 08:50 PM hey! Says:

A mixed gender area would be perfect
for these cranks, they certainly are pretty mixed up about their gender. A woman who needs to do "man things" to feel like an equal, has an unhealthy mind.

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 May 07, 2013 at 09:15 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
posaikacharon Says:

Do u honestly believe they'll stop at that? Their appetite for provocation isn't that easily satisfied.
Ps your comment is oozing with hate.

My comment about men who physically assault women who want to daven by the kosel is hateful?....Well maybe your right....I do hate them and all they stand for as much as I hate the men who spit at young girls outside a frum yeshiva in beis yaakov or those who push women to the ground for daring to walk on the wrong side of the street or wearing a "short" skirt in meah shearim....yes I really do hate them and their ilk and wish them nothing good.

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 May 08, 2013 at 07:14 AM MoisheL Says:

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georgewashingtonbridge Says:

Let's go to the "mixed gender" area and erect a mechitzah! It's our right!

Great Idea (but these women themselves are mixed gender so there would be both on either side of the mechitza
but i wouldent do it!
maybe you
if yes Send us a photo!

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 May 08, 2013 at 07:15 AM posaikacharon Says:

Reply to #14  
Anonymous Says:

My comment about men who physically assault women who want to daven by the kosel is hateful?....Well maybe your right....I do hate them and all they stand for as much as I hate the men who spit at young girls outside a frum yeshiva in beis yaakov or those who push women to the ground for daring to walk on the wrong side of the street or wearing a "short" skirt in meah shearim....yes I really do hate them and their ilk and wish them nothing good.

I take the liberty to remind u that VIN is primarily a news site, not a hate venting venue. If you need to vent your hatred, use a mirror....

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 May 08, 2013 at 07:16 AM Gershon Finkel (A good comment goes here!) Says:

Reply to #13  
hey! Says:

A mixed gender area would be perfect
for these cranks, they certainly are pretty mixed up about their gender. A woman who needs to do "man things" to feel like an equal, has an unhealthy mind.

The problem is they used to come and do their weird prayers once a month now they will do it every day!

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 May 08, 2013 at 07:25 AM I have a WILD IMAGINATION because Women of the wall Says:

Reply to #9  
georgewashingtonbridge Says:

Let's go to the "mixed gender" area and erect a mechitzah! It's our right!

Do you know the Chassidim that threw the chairs!
well get in contact with one and send him the idea. If your gonna get arrested for throwing chairs! do it for something witty!
I'm sure the "women of wall" will be stumped in what to do back!
Even though it won't help anything because they would all go to one side of the Mechitza if such a thing would happen but it would be great for the whole Jewish nation who are either angry or happy with the "Women of wall" group see a photo in the newspaper of the modern Kosel part with a nice big Mechitza in it!

although i'm being stupid i'm having fun thinking about the results of such a story.
to come to think of it! maybe loads of people dressed up as Israeli military would make a good mechitza!

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 May 08, 2013 at 11:00 AM Shemp Says:

Reply to #14  
Anonymous Says:

My comment about men who physically assault women who want to daven by the kosel is hateful?....Well maybe your right....I do hate them and all they stand for as much as I hate the men who spit at young girls outside a frum yeshiva in beis yaakov or those who push women to the ground for daring to walk on the wrong side of the street or wearing a "short" skirt in meah shearim....yes I really do hate them and their ilk and wish them nothing good.

But you don't hate these woman even though they are doing something wrong also, right? There's your problem in a nutshell. And that's why I hate you. Because it seems like you just hate religious Jews.

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 May 08, 2013 at 12:29 PM Avraham Sofer Says:

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Shemp Says:

But you don't hate these woman even though they are doing something wrong also, right? There's your problem in a nutshell. And that's why I hate you. Because it seems like you just hate religious Jews.

Nicely said i agree to every word
shame i diddn't think of saying it

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 May 08, 2013 at 01:43 PM Shemp Reply 123 Correct Says:

Reply to #19  
Shemp Says:

But you don't hate these woman even though they are doing something wrong also, right? There's your problem in a nutshell. And that's why I hate you. Because it seems like you just hate religious Jews.

at least someone sees sense!

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 May 09, 2013 at 12:24 PM Gershon Klutzkop Says:

Reply to #14  
Anonymous Says:

My comment about men who physically assault women who want to daven by the kosel is hateful?....Well maybe your right....I do hate them and all they stand for as much as I hate the men who spit at young girls outside a frum yeshiva in beis yaakov or those who push women to the ground for daring to walk on the wrong side of the street or wearing a "short" skirt in meah shearim....yes I really do hate them and their ilk and wish them nothing good.

Remember this site is for Chareidi Orthedox not Reform Chareidi Haters!

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