Women of the Wall pluck Torah scroll across partition to women’s section

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Women of the Wall, who retrieved a Torah scroll from the men's prayer section despite regulations against women reading from a Torah at the Wall, celebrate during their monthly prayer service at the Wall. Photo courtesy of Miriam Alster/Flash 90

Women of the Wall, who retrieved a Torah scroll from the men's prayer section despite regulations against women reading from a Torah at the Wall, celebrate during their monthly prayer service at the Wall. Photo courtesy of Miriam Alster/Flash 90

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JERUSALEM (RNS) Once the men's service concluded, a female WOW activist stepped into the men's section, grabbed the Torah and took it into the women's section.

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  • Be Brave

    Has anyone ever noticed that it is actually Christians that do not have a home anywhere? I mean the Vatican is hardly a welcoming place for “Bible-believing Christians. And it is tiny.

    Atheists have Europe (and America), Muslims have anywhere they plant their feet, Jews have Israel, homosexuals have everywhere the atheists have, but Christians are relegated to little places spread out all over the place. And as the LGBT’s and Atheists gain power and authority, those little places for Christians will be more and more harassed and outlawed. Even African countries and China that have Christian communities, face utter attack from secularists (communists, atheists and homosexual activists – redundant I know) and other anti-Christian powers.

    Interesting.

  • Susan

    Christians are not under attack from homosexuals. Many of them are believing Christians.

    These Rabbis do not have the right to impose their version of Judaism on everyone else. These women were having a profoundly religious experience.

  • Larry

    If your religion is “under attack” by secularism, you are a theocratic moron.

    Secularism is what guarantees religious freedom and protects things like free exercise of religion. But then again, given the posts of many a fundamentalist Christian, it is obvious they do not care for religious freedom or free exercise. They want control of others under the banner of their faith.

    If Christians like yourself want to set up a theocratic nation, you are a few centuries too late. Been there done that. Was a mess. Not worth the effort.

  • Dah

    Christians are “relegated to little places?” Like St. Peter’s Square in Rome?