Kosel Rav Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz called on seminaries not to send girls for a protest tefilla at the Kosel on Wednesday morning, the Second Day Rosh Chodesh Teves 5774. They complied with his request, resulting in a relatively small turnout of ‘anti Women of the Wall’ mispallalim.
The Women of the Wall organization however decided not to comply with Rabbi Rabinowitz’s request and the monthly rosh chodesh event was held as planned.
As is the custom of many of the WoW women, they were wearing tallis and tefilin. A number of chareidim became too unruly in the eyes of police and a few persons were detained.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)