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Ultra-Orthodox protest Women's Western Wall service

 

November 12, 2021

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Ultra-Orthodox men protesting Women of the Wall clash with police at the Western Wall, Nov. 5, 2021.

(JTA) - Women of the Wall's monthly prayer service at the Western Wall in Jerusalem was disrupted yet again by more than 100 Orthodox protesters, a day after former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amplified the protesters' cause.

The disruptions took place even though lawmakers who support and oppose the group agreed to stay away from the Western Wall, in a bid to calm tensions.

Women of the Wall, a group that organizes a women's prayer service at the holy site on the first day of each Hebrew month, has long faced opposition from Orthodox Jews who seek to prevent the service. For years, t...



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