The short and overcrowded history of women at the Western Wall
Exclusion of women at the Kotel affects not only women seeking to pray with tallitot and tefillin, but every single woman who seeks to worship there, alongside the much larger men’s section.
At the Western Wall, women are excluded and discriminated against. This exclusion is blatant, systematic and involves many more injustices than those being protested by the Women of the Wall, a pluralist organization that is fighting for women’s right to pray in the main plaza while wearing a tallit (prayer shawl) and tefillin (phylacteries), and to read aloud and collectively from a...
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