With Rosh Chodesh Tammuz upon us, the Women of the Wall (WoW) organization announced it was dedicating its prayer service at the Kosel in memory of terror victim Hallel Yafeh Ariel HY”D who was stabbed to death last week in her Kiryat Arba home.
Hearing of the WoW activity, Mrs. Rina Ariel, Hallel’s mother, announced she and her children are very far from the hashkafa of WoW.
Mrs. Ariel told Kol Chai Radio “I am hearing this for the first time from you. Anyone who knows us is aware we are far from these activities. We really call on people to reflect, in pain, and we appreciate every tefilla of every woman, but from my part, all actions must be in line with halacha and no other way”.
Mrs. Ariel added, Hallel has already become the daughter of all Am Yisrael and not just our private daughter but we would really have preferred her remaining out private child.
She called on the tzibur to visit Har Habayis in line with halachic restrictions and requirements on erev Rosh Chodesh. She is also asking to change the name of the Mughrabi Gate to the Hallel Gate. “The nation decided on the name Mughrabi Gate and its can decide on a new name” she added.
Gedolei Yisrael over the generations and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel prohibit visiting Har Habayis
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)