Overseas student programs reeling from Western Wall arrests

22.12.2012                      09.Tewet. 5773                      Wajigasch

Orthodoxe Gesetze:

Overseas student programs reeling from Western Wall arrests

Some visitors got a rude awakening when they discovered that it is illegal in Israel for a woman to wear a tallit at the Western Wall.

Not many people were aware until last week that it is against the law in Israel for a woman to wear a tallit, or prayer shawl, at the Western Wall. But when four women were detained last Friday and interrogated by police for violating this prohibition, the news reverberated around the Jewish world….