JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police detained five women activists on Thursday at the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s most sacred sites, for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tradition sees as solely for men, a spokesman said.
The incident occurred during a monthly prayer session by the Women of the Wall, a group opposed to police-enforced Orthodox controls at the Jerusalem holy site, where worshippers are segregated by sex in accordance with strict Jewish tradition.
“Police detained for questioning five women who prayed with religious garments at the Wall … and an ultra-Orthodox man who burnt a book belonging to the Women of the Wall,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
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Okay, so for all those following or just tuning in, I’d like to do something to help us to better understand each other and our ideologies and how we came to where we stand now. So I would like it if followers would take some time to write down and tell us their Ideological life’s journey, your stories will be posted/re-blogged onto this blog for everyone to read and to better understand the view points of others and that we are indeed (more or less) all human and all have lives, parents, family, friends and other people who contribute to who and what we are.
So here’s the basics:
- Write about your religious/ideological life journey.
- Feel free to add pictures, links, whatever.
- It will be posted for all to see & read.
If you are interested in doing this, please choose to “like” this or simply add your story in comments if you wish and I’ll copy/paste it into a Post with a link to your profile or just your name (that you’d like to use) if you’d like.
Good luck, have fun and happy sharing!
“I was homophobic. So God gave me three gay kids and told me to grow the hell up.”