Be'er Sheva court accuses men of illegally hiding and transporting welding wires, cables into the Strip along with legal items.15:41 01.12.15 | 0 comments
Some background: women are exempt (not prohibited) from carrying out "time related" mitzvot. This includes prayer during the appropriate times of morning, afternoon and evening, although of course they are encouraged to do so, even alone. Tallit and tefillin are objects related to that, so they are exempt. Women AND MEN may not touch ritual objects such as above if they are Tameh. For women this usually relates to their menstrual cycle. Men, if they touch something unclean or masturbate, are similarly Tameh. None of the above gives the Jewish Wakf at the Kotel, and certainly not the police, the right to infringe on a woman's right to pray with tallit or tefillin. Rashi's Daughters, remember? If you believed in him, believe it's okay.