Confrontation at Western Wall
New Prayer Confrontation at Western Wall
A member of the Women of the Wall organization, which recently won a court decision protecting women’s right to wear religious garments traditionally used by men, prayed while wearing a prayer shawl outside the Western Wall on Monday.
By ALYZA SEBENIUS and JODI RUDOREN
Published: July 8, 2013
JERUSALEM — Thousands of ultra-Orthodox teenage girls and adults flooded the Western Wall early Monday, forcing a group of activist women to hold their monthly service farther from the wall than usual. It was the latest chapter of a bitter struggle over the nature of public prayer at one of Judaism’s holiest sites.
About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.