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The Kosel Is Once Again A Venue For Reform Provocation

Women of the Wall (WoW) and supporters were at the Kosel Thursday morning, 27 Cheshvan, ahead of Rosh Chodesh Kislev. In addition to their regular prayers, they left the area allocated to them and then began dancing and singing in the Kosel Plaza, mixed dancing, with Sifrei Torah in hand R”L.

Kikar Shabbos News quotes eyewitnesses, who explained when they were done with their prayer service, they headed towards the Kosel Plaza singing and dancing, a gender-mixed group, without passing through security and without listening to calls to halt.

Kosel Heritage Foundation officials responded: “Unfortunately, this is a group that came to the Kosel this morning to create a provocation and a media event, well-aware their actions were contrary to the rulings of the High Court of Justice while exhibiting a lack of concern for the religious sensitivities of the majority of mispallalim at the Kosel.

“When there was an understanding that the group was physical pushing its way and intended to go over local practices as established over the years, officials acted with discretion and responsibility in order to prevent bloodshed, and as a result, the group unfortunately entered the Kosel Plaza with the Sifrei Torah and mixed singing and dancing.”

Kosel Heritage Foundation officials concluded they view the entire incident as nothing more than an act of provocation and an escalation in activities on the part of the participants, who chose ignored the High Court rulings and understandings reached vis-à-vis the WoW monthly visits to the Kosel.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

2 Responses

  1. the deform and WofftheW are out to make provocations. They have NO message for Jews other than they missed the boat.

    When the state of Israel was started, reform stated we are Americans first and Jews second and had little to do with the new state. After the 6 day war, the youth rejected the deform movement and wanted to identify with Israel so they started a bit late.

    Today they realize that the secular Israelis have no need for reform. If they feel a need to go to a religious event or go to shul, they understand Hebrew and have NO problem with religious places. It is only the deformed movements that have been stuck in the quagmire of time and have just realized that they are marginal in Israel and it burns them.

    May they be chozer b’teshuva,

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