Hadassah Backs Women of the Wall

At the Centennial Convention of Hadassah the organization passed a resolution 'reaffirming its commitment to and support for freedom of worship for women at the Western Wall.'

Two days after a group of stunned Hadassah women witnessed Israeli police detaining a female Jewish worshiper at the Western Wall, the women's organization passed a unanimous resolution in Jerusalem on Thursday reaffirming the right of women to worship freely at the holy site.

At a national business meeting of the Centennial Convention of Hadassah, in which some 2,000 women are participating, the organization passed a resolution "reaffirming its commitment to and support for freedom of worship for women at the Western Wall," according to a statement provided to Haaretz.

"We were shocked to read that Anat Hoffman was cuffed and strip-searched," said Marlene Post, Hadassah's former national president, who witnessed the arrest of the chairwoman of Women of the Wall.

The Western Wall plaza during Selichot prayers, Sept. 2012.Credit: Michal Fattal

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