Women praying in unconventional ways?!! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rachel Cohen Yeshurun
    • 18.10.12 | 09:53 (IST)

    I object to your article referring to the way I pray as 'unconventional'. What exactly is unconventional about praying in a quorum wearing a tallit? There is an explicit commandment in the Torah to wear tzitzit - it's not exactly an unknown practice. Hundreds of thousands of men and women were praying on Rosh Hodesh morning exactly the way I was. The only unconventional thing here is that a Democratic state that prides itself on religious freedom for all - interrupted my prayer and hauled me off to the police station to be interrogated, fingerprinted and photographed like a criminal.

    from the article: Let the people pray
    First published 07:30 18.10.12 | Last updated 07:30 18.10.12
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