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    • Eve Finkelstein
    • 24.10.12 | 07:28 (IST)

    I am an Orthodox woman who is disgusted by the Haredi Hijacking of my most important religious site. The Mechitza at the Kotel is an enormous monstrosity that totally denies women access to the prayer services on the men's side. To see the mothers and grandmothers of Barmitzvah boys standing on rickety chairs to see their sons' Barmitvahs is degrading and humiliating. Since no man can see or hear what goes on in the women's section how dare the authorities deny the women the right to pray as they wish. There is NO excuse.

    from the article: The women's side of the Wall: How do you say 'dehumanized' in Israel?
    First published 10:07 23.10.12 | Last updated 10:07 23.10.12
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