In the first paragraph of his column, “Sharansky’s Mission Impossible” (Jan. 25), Gary Rosenblatt describes the traditionalists as opposing women’s prayer services at The Wall “on religious grounds.” He doesn’t credit Women of the Wall with wanting to daven at the holiest place in Judaism as having religious reasons. Both sides have both political and religious reasons for their positions.
A mechitzah [physical separation between the sexes] with a high, opaque and soundproof wall between the egalitarian and traditional prayer groups would allow everyone to daven as they believe.
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