so it would seem that this is not a religiius struggle! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Zev Davis
    • 13.01.14 | 09:49 (IST)

    Although there are Jews that don't agree with that position, it has its place, and there is a way to accomodate these womens' needs.. At some point there will be an opportunity for some Jewish women for whom Normative Halachic worship is in appropriate and they will, as the compromise suggests, offer the possiblity for an alternaive at the Southern Wall. That there are some women that cannot accept the "facts of Jewish life" that in order to live together with someone with whom you disagree, you have to give in some to have a peacable relationship is unfortunate, as the majority of WoW have agreed. Frankly, it is a major concession for the Haredim for whom Halacha is the cornerstone of Jewish life, and any break with it is a serious breach. And yes, it might whet the curiousity of otherwise Halachically Observant Jews to "try it out" ought to be enough of a reason to accept what has been offered. This splinter group, at some point, may discover all by themselves that their vinegar will be too sour, as they see some postive results at the honey that has been offered at the Southern Wall, perhaps..

    from the article: Women of the Wall splinter group takes uncompromising stance
    First published 19:26 12.01.14 | Last updated 19:26 12.01.14
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