Rabbi Klayman’s Note: In the past I have shared with you the challenges faced by Women of the Wall; and other Jewish women who have defiantly conducted a monthly prayer service at the Western Wall.
The fact that they pray with tallitot and tefillin motivates Orthodox extremists to carry out acts of violence against them. The women pray at the women’s prayer section of the Wall; yet are subject to physical and verbal abuse on the part of so-called religious Jews who may know their prayers but know little about the Judaism that claim to defend. The following article describes the most recent attack on these women; a shameful attack led by adults and students (male and female) whose offenses should require imprisonment. The Western Wall belongs to all Jews; continued attempts to deny women free religious expression must be countered by both the Israeli government and by Jews throughout the globe.