That of course is obvious. Those in control. There are more Jews living today who would argue that "higher community standard" does not apply to forbidding women from holding public, open prayer, allowing them to read from the Torah. Here in New York, there are those who would argue from Jewish law that they are maintaining the "higher community standard" by not allowing women to drive or ride a bus with men unless sittting behind them seperated by a mechitzah.
Two Turkish soldiers, five Kurdish militants killed in attack (Reuters)
from the article: Police arrest Women of the Wall leader for praying with Torah scroll
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