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Tens Of Thousands Receive Priestly Blessing At Western Wall


Jerusalem — Tens of thousands gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem amid heavy security for the holiday priestly blessing.

Tens of thousands gathering at the Western Wall to receive the priestly blessing on the Sukkot holiday, Sept. 30, 2015. JTA

Women Of The Wall Present Conditions For Egalitarian Section


Women of the Wall presented the conditions under which the group would move its monthly prayer service to a third, egalitarian section of the Western Wall’s plaza.

Women's Right To Say Kaddish In Question At Kotel

Confronted by Sharansky, rabbi says arrests won't happen -- but police say rabbi has no authority.
Staff Writer

Women who want to say the Mourner’s Kaddish at the Western Wall were threatened with arrest in a recent letter from the Israeli police to a women’s rights group, but both Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky and Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, who runs the government body that oversees holy sites like the wall, say it will not happen.

In February, 10 women were arrested after morning prayers at the Western Wall. Photo courtesy Women of the Wall
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