Leonard Aconsky

New Problem

12/23/2009 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The subject of women praying at the Kotel became an issue only after the Six-Day War of 1967 (“Guilty Of Praying,” Editorial, Dec. 11).
Looking at the early 19th-century work of the famous Charles Wilson, we see sketches depicting men praying alongside women at the Western Wall. In 1959, when I was able to visit the Kotel at the sufferance of the Jordanians, there was no distinction made between men and women praying there.

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