by Aice Sparberg Alexiou

Update: Women of the Wall

Women of the Wall has suffered a setback. The Jerusalem-based feminist prayer group has been fighting Israel’s religious establishment for 14 years to earn their right to pray at the Western Wall in the women’s section in any way they choose. In early April, the Israeli Supreme Court, in a 5-to-4 decision, reversed a year 2000 ruling that had recognized that right, with the exception that the group could not read from the Torah.

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