In Legal Compromise, Women of Wall Forgoes Priestly Blessing Ceremony at Western Wall

In compromise, women read passages from the traditional priestly blessing but did not raise their hands and place prayer shawls over their heads, as men do on Passover when they bless male descendants of priests.

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About 200 women attended Passover prayers Sunday morning as the group Women of the Wall accepted a compromise and did not hold a ceremony normally reserved for men at Jerusalem's Western Wall.