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    • 12.07.10 | 16:00 (IDT)

    that women can pray all they want at the wall. for all the others who don't get the 'separation' bit, On a cummunity level, in issues of religious observance, the 'bar' of standards is raised so that the most observant can worship and stand at these locations. Even in the usa, at community events, the level of Kosher observance is usually at the highest point so that all members of the community can participate. In an country where sacred sites are not just physical space, but also have lively spiritual significance based on history and fact, the dominant forces who maintain the traditions (religious Jews, and not just ultra or haredi) who are connected with these spaces are obligated to protect them from outsiders who spurn the traditions, care not about the more religious and insist on bringing their own carefree antics to the holy sites. They would not go to Rome and pull these publicity stunts there. They are politically activated with hatred toward the keepers of the faith and figure they will get attention and maybe a few more members and some money to fund their ngo status.

    from the article: Police arrest Women of the Wall leader for praying with Torah scroll
    First published 11:34 12.07.10 | Last updated 11:34 12.07.10
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