By Batya Jerenberg
World Israel News 

NY Times reporter blasted for complaining about separation of sexes at Western Wall

 

September 1, 2023

New York Times reporter Emma Fitzsimmons films NYC Mayor Eric Adams at the Western Wall.

Critics are slamming a New York Times reporter for her religious insensitivity in complaining that she had to stay on the women's side of the Western Wall when covering New York City Mayor Eric Adams' visit to the holy site Tuesday. Emma Fitzsimmons, City Hall bureau chief for the paper, posted on social media platform X, formerly Twitter, a picture of herself looking over the partition that separates male and female worshipers at the Wall, as per Orthodox Jewish tradition at a prayer site.

She wrote in the caption, "TFW [The feeling when] you're at the Western Wall in Jerusalem as a female jo...



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