American Jews Fume Over 'Woman of the Wall' Arrest

Hadassah, whose members were led by Anat Hoffman at the time of her arrest, came under fire for its 'timid' response to the incident.

NEW YORK – When word got out that Anat Hoffman had been arrested at the Western Wall last week for “disturbing the public order” by leading other women in prayer and wearing a tallit and was held by police who treated her roughly, leaders of American Jewish groups were deluged by upset members who wanted to take some sort of action.