Woman of the Wall arrested

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As they do at the start of every month, Israel’s Women of the Wall went to the Kotel on Wednesday to celebrate Rosh Chodesh.

But this time, instead of services concluding with the Musaf prayer, the experience ended with a 25 year old participant, a medical student who was wearing a tallit and carrying the group’s new Torah scroll, being arrested by police and charged with “performing a religious act that offends the feelings of others.”

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Debra Nussbaum Cohen is a regular contributor to The Sisterhood, which crossposts weekly with Jewesses with Attitude.

Learn more about Women of the Wall at jwa.org

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