Jerusalem Police Detain Women at Western Wall for Wearing Tallits

Five women detained along with one Haredi man who set alight a Mormon pamphlet, day after Jewish Agency Chairman details plan to expand Kotel plaza to include place for non-Orthodox Jews; 'Sharansky needs to know that if this continues, there is no basis for compromise,' says Reform Rabbi Gilad Kariv.

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Five women were detained by police Thursday for wearing tallits (prayer shawls) and tefillin (phylacteries) at the Western Wall during a morning prayer service held by the Women of the Wall organization. In...