Jewish federations support egalitarian space at Western Wall

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In May, Women of the Wall, a feminist prayer group, was attacked by ultra-Orthodox Jews opposed to the women's non-traditional style of prayer. The government hopes to build an egalitarian prayer space to accommodate Jews of every stream. Photo by Michele Chabin

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JERUSALEM (RNS) Under a proposed plan, the Western Wall will include a space where men and women can pray, read the Torah and worship side by side.