Slapping Women of the Wall as 'Childish Provocateurs' and Narcissists

Why should the feelings of Haredim at the Kotel trump the rights - and, for that matter, the feelings - of Women of the Wall, or of any of the rest of us?

Hillel Halkin knows the power of words. An acclaimed author and renowned translator (of the likes of A.B. Yehoshua, Amos Oz, Shalom Aleichem and Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon), he has written extensively and with care on the turns of phrase gracing languages spoken by Jews.