#133 Fred, you seem to be an expert - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Paul
    • 13.01.10 | 01:37 (IST)

    I have been asking this question ever since the story came out and cannot get an answer. If one cannot be jewish unless one's mother was jewish, why is it illegal for jewish mothers to carry a Torah or wear a Tallit. Why is it illegal? "In November, WoW member Nofrat Frankel, a Conservative Jew, was briefly detained by police for wearing a tallit -- prayer shawl -- and carrying a Torah. The offence can carry a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a fine of about $3,000." http://www.nationalpost.com/scripts/story.html?id=2380670

    from the article: Police arrest woman for wearing prayer shawl at Western Wall
    First published 10:26 18.11.09 | Last updated 22:34 18.11.09
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