Let women light Hanukkah candles at Western Wall, Israeli official says

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In 2014, Women of the Wall, a feminist prayer group, defied a directive by the rabbi of the Western Wall banning women from lighting Hanukkah candles in the women's section of the Western Wall.  On Nov. 30, 2015, Israel's deputy attorney general said that women are permitted to do so. Religion News Service photo by Ricki Rosen

In 2014, Women of the Wall, a feminist prayer group, defied a directive by the rabbi of the Western Wall banning women from lighting Hanukkah candles in the women's section of the Western Wall. On Nov. 30, 2015, Israel's deputy attorney general said that women are permitted to do so. Religion News Service photo by Ricki Rosen

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JERUSALEM (RNS) "Preventing the participation of women in state ceremonies, such as the ceremony in our case, just because they are women, is unacceptable discrimination,” Israel's deputy attorney general said.