Western Wall Rabbi to 'Post': I'm hurting and crying

Rabinowitz accuses Women of the Wall of "forcing their opinions on others," begs them to stop.

May 10, 2013 13:04
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Women of the Wall protest

Women of the Wall protest. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz told The Jerusalem Post in an exclusive interview on Friday that the Women of the Wall organization are forcefully imposing their opinions on others and he begged that they stop.

"I am hurting. Hurting and crying over what happened here today. It wasn’t for this Kotel that we prayed. We don’t want a kotel of disagreement," Rabinowitz told the Post, in the wake of the Friday morning protest against the Women of the Wall's first legal prayer service.

Protests at the Western Wall in Jerusalem against the Women of the Wall organization ended on Friday morning with the arrest of three haredi men suspected of disturbing the peace, as well as two police officers who suffered light injuries and were treated at the scene. A large number of security forces were at the holy site, attempting to create a human barrier between the men and women's sections.

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