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    • MJ
    • 17.10.12 | 19:45 (IST)

    When we go to a foreign couintry and visit a religious site, we observe the customs of the site out of respect for the local customs at that place. American Reform Jews seem to believe that the customs they observe should be enforced at the Western Wall, even though those customs are not observed by most of world Jewry. Why is Anat Hoffman less reluctant to offend the sensibilities of observant Jews than those of Roman Catholics in Italy, or of Moslems on the Temple Mount. Why does she believe that the traditions of Reform and ConservativeJews, which many Jews around the world do not observe, should be observed at the Western Wall?

    from the article: Leader of Jewish women's group arrested for 'singing' at Western Wall
    First published 10:50 17.10.12 | Last updated 10:50 17.10.12
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