Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
By:
Ben Sales, JTA
Following a court ruling in their favor, leaders of an organization pushing for women's prayer rights at the Western Wall withdrew their endorsement of a compromise proposal to expand the egalitarian section there.
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JTA
Israel's Air Force shot down an unmanned aircraft off the coast of Haifa.
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By:
JTA
Women praying out loud at the Western Wall in prayer shawls do not disturb the public order and should not have been arrested, an Israeli court found.
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The debate over who can pray where at the Kotel is especially salient for Americans who travel to Israel for simchas or synagogue tours.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
For Israelis, the debate over egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall is trivial compared to other matters of Orthodox control over marriage and conversion, Sabbath bans on public transit, and haredi Orthodox draft exemptions.
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