New Year’s Miracle: Women of the Wall Meet Without Being Swamped, Shoved or Seized by Police

Leaders of the Haredi community reportedly decided they would not send out legions of young religious women to block their access as they did at the last two prayer services.

It was a first in quite some time: The Women of the Wall held a prayer service at the Western Wall and got to worship, sing and even dance at the holiest site in Judaism largely unperturbed.