Women of the Wall members arrested for wearing tallitot

February 11, 2013 09:03


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During an emotional monthly service featuring veterans from the 1967 Six Day War who fought at the Western Wall, police detained ten women ostensibly for wearing a tallit (prayer shawl). The arrested women include Women of The Wall founder Anat Hoffman, Executive Director Lesley Sachs, and eight-month-pregnant rabbinical student Lior Nevo.

Just prior to the arrests the women celebrated the first prayer service service in 22 months where noone was arrested.

"It's unacceptable that the police are stopping women from wearing tallitot, it's like Iran. I can't believe they are stopping people from praying people one way or another," Ilon Bar-Tov a partrooper who fought in the Old City and Ammunition Hill in 1967.

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