DISGRACING THE KOSEL: Rosh Chodesh Provocation: In A First, Women Of The Wall Bring Men Into Ezras Nashim

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Women of the Wall

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As they do every month, a group of Women of the Wall members arrived at the Kosel on Monday morning for Shacharis of Rosh Chodesh Shevat and disturbed the tefillos of thousands of mispallelim.

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation slammed the group, stating that “the group decided to leave the designated area set aside for them, thereby violating their commitment to the President of the state and disturbing the public order at the Kosel plaza.”

The Foundation also slammed the “entry of men from the Women of the Wall group into the Ezras Nashim, something that harms the kedusha of the Kosel and is unprecedented.”

Oren Henig, the director of Mercaz Liba, excoriated the behavior of the group, stating: “Men, led by Yizhar Hess, who serves as the deputy director of the Histadrut HaTzionit, joined the ‘provocative women’…and brazenly entered the Ezras Nashim, in complete violation of the law and regulations.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


37 COMMENTS

  1. thank you Minister Kahana.You are a total chiloni take of your kippah.You only make a chilul hashem what ever you do and decided. You destroy everything of this so called jewish state,

  2. why don’t you lock up their leaders once and for all?
    You are in violation of laws and regulations, you belong in JAIL! PERIOD!
    How much longer do we have to tolerate them?

  3. @truth2power:
    According to that line of reasoning, one can also say that the Frum community has a license to do whatever they may be thought to have done wrong over the past week, and use the Women of the Wall excuse.
    Though I obviously have an agenda here, I didn’t need to be biased to make this point, as it’s basic logic once I reverse your logic here.
    The way the Frum World reacted to the past week does not make this any less of a disgrace. And mind you that these are the people who claim to be trying to uproot abuse in the Frum world, and what better way to build trust with the Chareidim!

  4. ‘I think men should be allowed wherever they want. Why should men have to stay away from women children or anyone?’

    Nobody thinks you are funny.

  5. The lack of מחיצה in shuls and certainly by the כתל המערבי is an old שאילה. Everyone knows that in the big shul in Vilna the women were invited downstairs for a shmuess on frumkeit. So of course it was unprecedented but was done לתועלת. Is there any prominent Rav here or in ארץ ישראל who can be מלמד זכות on them ?

  6. Power vs Truth,
    That argument you have tried to use against us for generations
    Should the Macabees have refrained from fighting since they had plenty to work on internally?!
    Should Dovid Hamelech have refrained from dominating the Jewish people because he had plenty to work on internally?!

    So you wish for people to run roughshod over our mission, goals, most sacred places, and destiny, in the process stab us in the back & paralyze us since nobody will ever be perfect?

  7. The only way stop abuse is the ways that Torah has given to Am Yisroel
    1. Separation between Men And Woman
    2. To keep to all Halochos of Tznios
    3. To be extra careful with all halochos regarding Yichud that is a
    mitzvah of making sure their is no reason for anyone to suspect
    of any wrong doing
    4. NOT LEARNING THESE THINGS FROM NON JEWISH SOURCES
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!

  8. If it weren’t controversial and provocative, those liberated bnos niddah would have no desire to go “daven” there. They go there hoping to get into tussles with upset religious men and the occupant custodians. They have sublimated their perversions into engagement in an activity that they have idealized as their own kind of martyrdom. Really, as long as the occupant custodians allow for this perverted disgrace disruption of a shul, it probably makes sense not to engage in any way with those perverted women. That’s what they want. They don’t deserve interactions with men. Cherem is better treatment.

  9. There need to be a way to work this out so that all different denominations can have equal access to the Kosel. Fighting like this doesn’t help anybody.

  10. To all my brethren in Flatbush, 5 towns, Passaic, etc. who might be upset by this all. Consider this. They all seem to be wearing masks. Such Tzaddikiyoys!

  11. did the moderators fall asleep? besides, last i checked, rav shmuel eliyahu was part of the frum world.

    as to the topic at hand, the conservative/reform don’t really believe in god, have no use for prayer and think the beis hamikdash was a barbaric cult center where a primitive religion performed the horrors of animal sacrifice – a tradition that they vow they will never allow to happen again. so they don’t come to pray, they come to protest and protests are not allowed at the kosel. thats the simple rule. you cant protest against or for anything at the kosel. i just wish the government treated these protesters the way they treat the protesters against the jerusalem light rail or the ancient graves.

  12. Just reminder, it is on those who claim to be the carriers of tradition and representatives of Torah to make a kiddush hashem. When these things happen, it’s time to look inside and think what has the frum world done to alienate Jews to this extent. This is the flip side of erasing women, of erasing their names from their work (books that only have initial for authors and illustrators), of having children’s books that depict world without any females at all. This is what you get when you turn women into a prop for a man’s avodas Hashem. Istead of celebrating their role in the home and motherhood, you send them to drop of their newborns at the babysitter in some basement so that their husband’s can learn in marble halls. This is the direct result.

  13. What they are doing is a total disgrace and disgusting act to do in front of where the Bais Hamikdash, Hashem’s home, once stood and will stand very soon (unless they don’t stop). They should be disgusted and embarrassed that they could do such a thing. Women wearing tefillin and tallis, and if that’s not enough, in front of the kosel, and if that’s not enough, with men too! They’re mishuga.

  14. The allegation on Bnai Niddah is unfair. The Rebbe encouraged Professor Zlotnick who was a Commodore and others in JTS to follow our דינים and מנהגים.Also גיטין were done by Professor Boaz Cohen who was supported by many Rabbonim.

  15. Mful,
    shudderActive continuous tenuous dominance of females within our own communities has filtered down has filtered down so that every last shred of residence even by our most sacred plate places is thrown away as soon as he is more likely to be to be the cause the abyss of this sacrilege get more. I stated before the end of days as a curse that note: the women will see

    Attitudes of women and the bounds Of modesty have been pushed so far and pushing the envelope So many ways which would have caused of course our ancestors to shudder
    So continuous dominance of females within our own communities has filtered down so that every last shred even by our most sacred places is thrown away is more likely caused
    the abyss of this sacrilege our sacred places

    Those ancient days of 5 years ago when ywn refrain from putting pictures of Hillary Clinton seems like a generation ago.
    to the contrary likely because women have been given too much of a role

  16. Mful,
    Attitudes of women and the bounds Of modesty have been pushed so far and pushing the envelope So many ways which would have caused of course our ancestors to shudder

    So continuous dominance of females within our own communities has filtered down so that every last shred even by our most sacred places is thrown away
    more likely caused
    the abyss of this sacrilege our sacred places

    Those ancient days of 5 years ago when ywn refrain from putting pictures of Hillary Clinton seems like a generation ago.
    to the contrary likely because women have been given too much of a role

  17. Why are the Tziyoinim Jewish if they don’t keep anything that a jew is supposed to…
    Shabbos/Yom Tov
    Shofar
    Yom Kippur
    Taharas Ha’Mishpochah
    Kosher
    Ta’aneisim
    Mitzvos etc.
    At least, they used to close down public transportation on Yom Kippur, but I hear now they’re stopping that.
    I’m seriously confused, if someone can explain this to me, that would be greatly appreciated.

  18. mottel, you are destined to remain seriously confused. your head has become the repository of too many lies and absolute shtuss. go and get a refund on all the tuition you paid for chinuch and start over.