Security but few prayers at new Western Wall platform
Minister Naftali Bennett’s egalitarian prayer area at the sacred Jerusalem site was an oasis of quiet and calm over the High Holy Days.
Raichel Harazi, her husband Avshalom and their toddler son wanted to pray together as a family at the Western Wall. So, unlike thousands of other Orthodox Jews like themselves who visited Judaism’s holiest site during the intermediate days of Sukkot, they steered clear of the main, gender-segregated prayer plaza and headed toward the recently-constructed egalitarian platform almost hidden...
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