Yesh Atid MK slams MKs who joined Women of the Wall prayer

March 12, 2013 14:39

Yesh Atid MK Dr. Aliza Lavie criticized the participation of their Knesset colleagues in Tuesday’s Women of the Wall prayer service at the Western Wall.

Lavie, author of A Jewish Woman's Prayer Book, said that the attendance of MKs Stav Shaffir, Tamar Zandberg and Michal Roisin at the Women of the Wall service sends a message to the Israeli public that “Supreme Court rulings and police decisions are merely recommendations.” The MK labeled the participation of the MKs in the service as a blatant violation of a 2003 Supreme Court decision on the matter.

“We as MKs should serve as an example for obeying the law,” Lavie said in a statement to the press. “I was shocked to find out this morning that my friends and Members of Knesset were wearing tallitot at the Western Wall plaza, especially given my admiration for their activities.”

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