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3 Ultra-Orthodox Men Arrested in Confrontation at Western Wall

posted on May 10, 2013

Jodi Rudoren of The New York Times reports, “Heeding calls from their rabbis, thousands of ultra-Orthodox teenaged girls and women flooded the Western Wall early Friday morning to prevent close access by a group of women who pray in garments traditionally used by men, while hundreds of black-hatted Orthodox men heckled the group from behind.” Rudoren writes, “The confrontation came after a court ruled last month that the women should be allowed to wear prayer shawls and sing out loud at the wall, challenging years of policy and practice that had required visitors to the wall to follow ultra-Orthodox custom.” 

Read at The New York Times