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    • Shira
    • 22.05.13 | 22:37 (IDT)

    Although I completely disagree with WoW, I think Ms. Sommer did an admirable job of dissing Ronit without being too mean. But I think that people are missing a very important point. The WoW are not doing what they do because they are fighting for the right to pray with a tallit - they can do that anywhere and at anytime. And they are not fighting for the right to don t'fillen - they can do that, too. Maybe not in Orthodox synagogues but certainly in conservative and reform ones. They similarly cannot be fighting for the right to read from the Torah, because again, women can do that in conservative and reform synagogues. So, ostensibly they are doing this to fight for the right to do it at the Kotel. But why? The Kotel represents the Temple, and a religious system which is based on halacha, which is exactly what WoW is claiming to liberate us blind, oppressed orthodox women from. So logically they cannot be fighting for the right to pray at the wall because they revere it, they don't - many of them regularly break the halachas it represents. The only conclusion one is left with, then, is that they are doing it to "get in the face" of the Orthodox, and that should be opposed.

    from the article: Woman vs. Women of the Wall
    First published 12:29 20.05.13 | Last updated 12:29 20.05.13
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