Anat Hoffman: This is a territorial war by rabbis who don't want to cede power

The head of the Women of the Wall talks to The Post.

Anat Hoffman WOW370 (photo credit: TOVAH LAZAORFF)
Anat Hoffman WOW370
(photo credit: TOVAH LAZAORFF)

The ultra-Orthodox opposition to women praying at the Western Wall originates with a small group of rabbis who are fearful of losing their grip on power, group chairman Anat Hoffman tells The Jerusalem Post in an exclusive interview at her home in in the capital. For too long, ordinary Israelis have relinquished control over Jewish religious life, she says.