Major Victory for Women of the Wall Jerusalem Court: Women Not Violating Law by Wearing Prayer Shawls at Western Wall

Judge upholds ruling that rejects police request to issue injunction preventing five women from returning to kotel, says use of prayer shawls and tefillin does not violate 'local custom' and is not provocation.

The Jerusalem District Court ruled Thursday that women praying at the Western Wall with prayer shawls and tefillin does not constitute a violation of “local custom” or a provocation, and therefore, no justification exists for detaining and interrogating women who engage in these practices.