Police arrest 5 women at Western Wall for wearing tallitot

April 11, 2013 09:19

Police arrested five Women of the Wall on Thursday morning for wearing tallitot, prayer shawls traditionally worn by men, while participating in a Rosh Hodesh prayer service at the Western Wall.

Some 200 women took part in the service.

Police additionally arrested a haredi man who allegedly lit one of the women's prayer books on fire.

Among those arrested was Director of the Women of Wall, Leslie Sachs. Meretz MK Tamar Sandberg accompanied Sachs after her arrest. 

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