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    • Rachel Yeshurun
    • 20.02.13 | 10:35 (IST)

    Women of the Wall is a pluralistic women's prayer group who seek the legal right to pray as a group in the women's section at the Kotel. This demand cannot be compared to nakedness, beef or shoes in inappropriate places, since prayer and torah reading at the Kotel, wearing tallit, tefillin are completely normative and inoffensive acts that are performed there daily. The battle is to allow women who wish to perform these mitzvot, to do so without harassment in the **women's section** at the Kotel. The Kotel is neither a private restaurant, nor a place of worship belonging to one group. The Kotel is not someone's private Orthodox synagogue. The Kotel is first and foremost a public space, a national monument. In addition, as a holy place, arrangements need to be made so that Jews of all streams will be welcome there and be able to conduct prayers in comfort and without harassment or violence.

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