End ban on women reading Torah at Western Wall, group petitions

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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) An Israeli women’s rights organization says the administrator of the Western Wall lacks the legal authority to withhold Torah scrolls from any Jewish worshipper.