25th Anniversary of Women of the Wall

This morning was the 25th Anniversary of Women of the Wall.  There were a lot more women that had come out to support Women of the Wall than in the previous months.  I heard that about 150 people had flown in specifically for the event.  There were still some protestors out, but not as many as there usually are.  The “protestors” are generally school girls that are told to go to the Wall to pray in order to take up space from the other women.  What usually ends up happening though, is that some of them pray and  a lot of them watch the Women of the Wall pray because they find it amusing that these women are putting on Tefillin (the black boxes that you place on your arm and head) and Tallit (a prayer shawl).  These two things are traditional reserved for men within Judaism.

 

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